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The Personal Injuries (Civilians) (Amendment) Scheme 2006

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Amendment to the principal Scheme – Article 64

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2.  For Article 64 (maintenance in hospital or an institution) substitute—

64.(1) Subject to paragraph (3), the Secretary of State shall withhold constant attendance allowance and severe disablement occupational allowance 4 weeks after the date on which the person to whom either allowance is awarded becomes a person described in paragraph (2).

(2) Paragraph (1) applies to a person who—

(a)is receiving or has received or is regarded as receiving or having received free in-patient treatment; or

(b)is being or has been maintained in an institution—

(i)i)which is supported wholly or partly out of public funds, or

(ii)in which he is being maintained pursuant to arrangements made by the Secretary of State

otherwise than for the purpose of undergoing medical or other treatment.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2), any separate periods of time spent as set out in paragraph (2) shall be treated as a continuous period of time where there is less than 28 days between each such period and for this purpose periods of time spent as set out in paragraph (2) before 9th April 2001 may be aggregated with periods so spent after that date.

(4) In this Article, a person shall be regarded as receiving or having received free in-patient treatment for any period for which he is or has been maintained free of charge while undergoing medical or other treatment as an in-patient—

(a)in a hospital or similar institution under the National Health Service Act 1977, the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990, or any corresponding enactment having effect in Northern Ireland; or

(b)in a hospital or similar institution maintained or administered by the Defence Council.

(5) In this Article a person shall be regarded as being maintained free of charge in a hospital or similar institution unless

(a)his accommodation and services are provided under—

(i)section 65 of the National Health Service Act 1977(1),

(ii)section 58 of, or paragraph 14 of Schedule 7A to, the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(2),

(iii)paragraph 14 of Schedule 2 to the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990(3), or

(iv)any corresponding enactment having effect in Northern Ireland; or

(b)he is paying or has paid for any period, in respect of his maintenance, charges which are designed to cover the whole cost of the accommodation or services (other than services by way of treatment) provided for him in the hospital or similar institution for that period.

(1)

1977 c. 49. Section 65 was substituted by section 7(10) of the Health and Medicines Act 1988 (1988 c. 49). It was subsequently amended by sections 25 and 66(1) of, and paragraph 18(4) of Schedule 9 to, the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (1990 c. 19); section 2(1) of, and paragraph 38 of Schedule 1 to, the Health Authorities Act 1995 (1995 c. 17); section 1(3) of, and paragraphs 1 and 20 of Schedule 1 to the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (2002 c. 17) and section 34 of, and paragraphs 23 and 29 of Schedule 4 to, the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (2003 c. 43).

(2)

Schedule 7A was amended by Schedule 1 to the Health Authorities Act 1995 (1995 c. 17) and sections 46 and 49 of, and Schedules 4 and 5 to, the Health Act 1999 (1999 c. 8). Section 58 was amended by section 11 of the Health Services Act 1980 (1980 c. 53).

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