Health (Amendment) Act, 1986

Recovery of charges by health boards.

3.—(1) Any sum due by a person to a health board under section 2 of this Act may be recovered by the health board from the person as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(2) Without prejudice to Part III of the Statute of Limitations, 1957 , a cause of action against a person in respect of a charge under section 2 (1) of this Act shall be deemed to accrue on the date on which damages or compensation are paid by the person liable to pay such damages or compensation or on the date on which the services to which the charge relates are provided, whichever is the later.