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Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999

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3Information contained in certificates

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(1)A certificate must specify the amount or amounts for which the person to whom it is issued is liable under section 1(2).

(2)The amount or amounts to be specified are to be those set out in, or determined in accordance with, regulations.

(3)But if a certificate relates to a traffic casualty who has not received NHS treatment at a health service hospital in respect of his injury, it must indicate that no amount is payable to the Secretary of State by reference to that certificate.

(4)Regulations under subsection (2) may, in particular, provide—

(a)that the amount, or the aggregate amount, specified in a certificate is not to exceed a prescribed sum;

(b)for different amounts to be specified in respect of different circumstances, including, in particular, whether or not the treatment concerned was in respect of injuries resulting from an incident occurring before 2nd July 1997;

(c)for cases in which a traffic casualty receives treatment at two or more health service hospitals;

(d)for cases in which liability under section 1(2) is to be apportioned between two or more persons making compensation payments in respect of the same traffic casualty.

(5)Regulations under subsection (2) may be made so as to apply to any certificate issued after the time the regulations come into force, other than one relating to a compensation payment made before that time.

(6)A person to whom a certificate is issued is entitled to such particulars of the manner in which any amount or amounts specified in the certificate have been determined as may be prescribed, if he applies to the Secretary of State for those particulars.

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