Communications Regulation Act 2002

58C

F119 [ Payment of ECAS call handling fees.

58C. (1) An entity that forwards emergency calls to the ECAS operator during a month shall, within 45 days after the end of that month, pay to that operator the call handling fees charged by that operator for emergency calls forwarded by the entity during that month.

(2) The maximum amount that the ECAS operator may charge for forwarding an emergency call is

( a ) during the first 2 years of the ECAS contract, the amount specified in that contract, and

( b ) during the remainder of the period for which that contract is in force, the amount determined by the Commission under section 58D .

(3) If a call handling fee is not paid by the deadline fixed for payment, the ECAS operator may, by proceedings brought in a court of competent jurisdiction, recover the amount of the fee as a debt due to that operator.

(4) A call handling fee is payable in respect of an emergency call even if the call is not forwarded to the emergency service concerned. ]