Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003

Functions of Board.

54.—(1) The principal functions of the Board shall be—

(a) to arrange for the making, in accordance with this Act, of assessments of relevant claims the subject of applications to it under section 11 ,

(b) to prepare and publish a document (which shall be known as the “Book of Quantum”) containing general guidelines as to the amounts that may be awarded or assessed in respect of specified types of injury,

(c) to cause a cost-benefit analysis to be made of the legal procedures and the associated processes (including those provided for by this Act) that are currently employed in the State for the purpose of awarding compensation for personal injuries,

(d) to collect and analyse data in relation to amounts awarded on foot of, or agreed in settlement of, civil actions to which this Act applies, and

(e) to perform any additional functions conferred on the Board under section 55 .

(2) The Board shall have all such powers as are necessary or expedient for, or incidental to, the performance of its functions under this Act.

(3) The Board may perform any of its functions through or by any member of the staff of the Board duly authorised in that behalf by the Board.