Increases to Health Service Charges

17 April 2014

Author: Laura Menary
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Increases to Health Service Charges

As you will be aware the Recovery of Health Service Charges (NI) Order 2006 provides a scheme for the recovery of charges in cases where an injured person who receives a compensation payment in respect of an injury has received health services hospital treatment or ambulance services.  The charges are calculated by reference to a tariff of charges provided for by the Recovery of Health Services Charges (Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006. 

The Recovery of Health Service Charges (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 are soon to come into force.  The amended Regulations mean that from 30th April 2014 there will be an increase in the charges to be recovered from individuals paying compensation.  The amendments to the charges payable are set out below:

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