1 Citation, commencement, application and interpretation

(1)    These Regulations may be cited as the Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) Amendment Regulations 2014 and come into force on 1st April 2014.

(2)    These Regulations apply in relation to England and Wales.

(3)    In these Regulations—

“certificate” means a certificate issued under section 151 of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003; and

“principal Regulations” means the Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) Regulations 2007.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2014: see para (1) above.

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2 Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

2Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

In regulation 2 of the principal Regulations (amount of NHS charges)—

(a)    in paragraph (1)(a) for “£189” substitute “£192”;

(b)    in paragraph 1(b)(i) for “£627” substitute “£637”;

(c)    in paragraph 1(b)(ii) for “£770” substitute “£783”; and

(d)    in paragraph (4) for “£46,046” substitute “£46,831”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2014: see reg 1(1).

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3 Saving

3Saving

The principal Regulations shall continue to have effect in respect of a certificate relating to an injury which occurred before 1st April 2014 as if the amendments made by these Regulations had not been made.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2014: see reg 1(1).

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Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health.

Earl Howe

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Department of Health

3rd February 2014

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) Regulations 2007 (“the principal Regulations”) which make provision about the charges payable under the scheme for the recovery of NHS charges in cases where an injured person who receives a compensation payment in respect of their injury has received NHS hospital treatment or ambulance services.

Amendments made to the principal Regulations by regulation 2 increase the charges in respect of injuries which occur on or after 1st April 2014. Where the injured person is provided with NHS ambulance services, the charge is increased from £189 to £192. Where the injured person receives NHS treatment, but is not admitted to hospital, the charge is increased from £627 to £637. The daily charge for NHS in-patient treatment is increased from £770 to £783. The maximum charge in respect of an injury is increased from £46,046 to £46,831.

Regulation 3 is a saving provision which maintains the existing amounts for injuries occurring before 1st April 2014.

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