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Health Act, 1947

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Number 28 of 1947.


HEALTH ACT, 1947.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Definitions.

3.

Commencement.

4.

Repeals.

5.

Regulations.

6.

Continuation of existing regulations.

7.

Revocation or amendment of order made by the Minister under this Act.

8.

Collection and disposal of moneys payable to the Minister.

9.

Expenses of the Minister.

PART II.

Institutions.

10.

Provision and maintenance of health institutions.

11.

Discontinuance of health institution.

12.

Agreement for use of institution.

13.

Joint user of certain institutions by health authority and public assistance authority.

14.

Transfer of district institution.

15.

Transfer of institution maintained by sanitary authority.

16.

Transfer of the Hospital of Saint Margaret of Cortona to the Dublin Corporation.

17.

Charges for institutional services.

18.

Management of health institutions.

19.

Amendment of sub-section (2) of section 6 of Tuberculosis (Establishment of Sanatoria) Act, 1945.

20.

Power to provide land for an institution.

PART III.

Mother and Child Service.

21.

Safeguarding of health of women as respects motherhood.

22.

Attendance to health of children not pupils of schools.

23.

Attendance to health of pupils of schools.

24.

Notice of medical inspection of children.

25.

Obligation to submit children to medical inspection.

26.

Affording of facilities for medical inspection of children at schools.

27.

Grant for mother and child service.

28.

Regulations as to exercise by health authorities of their powers under Part III.

PART IV.

Infectious Disease and Infestation.

Chapter I.

Infectious Disease.

29.

Infectious diseases.

30.

General duty to take precautions against infecting others with infectious disease.

31.

Regulations for preventing the spread of infectious disease.

32.

Exemption from requirement to submit to measures in relation to protection or immunisation against infectious disease.

33.

Selling or letting dwelling after infection.

34.

Cesser of occupation of dwelling after infection.

35.

Question as to infection in dwelling.

36.

Giving of lodging after infection.

37.

Procedure on giving of infected premises notice to the district medical officer.

38.

Detention and isolation of person who is probable source of infection.

39.

Burial by health authority of body of person dying from infectious disease.

40.

Accommodation for persons compelled to leave their homes.

41.

Rehabilitation of persons suffering or recovering from infectious disease.

42.

Nurses for infectious diseases.

43.

Presumption in civil action as to cause of infection.

44.

Maintenance of person suffering from infectious disease, etc.

45.

Treatment of infectious diseases in particular institutions.

Chapter II.

Verminous persons and articles.

46.

Precautions to be taken by verminous persons.

47.

Precautions to be taken in relation to verminous articles.

48.

Prohibition of verminous child attending school.

49.

Regulations for preventing the spread of infestation.

50.

Arrangements by health authorities for disinfestation of verminous persons, buildings, etc.

Chapter III.

Ancillary Provisions.

51.

Facilities for exercise of powers and duties of health authorities under Part IV.

52.

Prosecution of offences under Part IV.

PART V.

Food and Drink.

53.

Definition for Part V.

54.

Regulations for prevention of danger from food and drink.

55.

Licensing and registration of persons and premises.

56.

Standards for food and drink.

57.

Examination of samples of food and drink.

58.

Giving and taking of samples, etc.

59.

Enforcement of regulations under Part V, etc.

60.

Charges under regulations under Part V.

61.

Obstruction of execution of regulations under Part V.

62.

Restrictions on sale, etc., of food by dealers in rags, etc.

63.

Prosecutions for offences under Part V.

64.

Food kept in certain establishments.

PART VI.

Provisions in Relation to Medical and Toilet Preparations and Certain Other Articles.

65.

Control of advertisement or sale of medical and toilet preparations.

66.

Restriction on importation, manufacture or sale of certain articles.

67.

Regulations as to flock.

PART VII.

Officers of Health Authorities.

68.

Definitions for Part VII.

69.

County medical officers.

70.

Assistant county medical officers.

71.

City medical officers.

72.

Assistant city medical officers.

73.

District medical officers of health.

74.

Bacteriologists.

75.

Health inspectors.

76.

Provisions relating to holders of certain offices under sanitary authorities.

PART VIII.

Acquisition and Disposal of Land by Health Authorities.

77.

Definitions for purposes of Part VIII.

78.

Powers of health authority to acquire land.

79.

Incorporation of Lands Clauses Acts.

80.

Power of health authority to inspect land.

81.

Making of compulsory acquisition order.

82.

Notices, etc., of making of compulsory acquisition order.

83.

Confirmation of compulsory acquisition order.

84.

Notices, etc., of confirmation of compulsory acquisition order.

85.

Annulment of compulsory acquisition order by the High Court.

86.

Commencement of compulsory acquisition order.

87.

Annuity or other payment to Irish Land Commission or Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland.

88.

Appropriation of surplus land to other purposes.

89.

Disposal of surplus land.

90.

Giving of notices under Part VIII.

PART IX.

Enforcement of the Act.

91.

Authorised officers.

92.

Limitations on exercise of powers of authorised officers.

93.

Requirement to state name and address.

94.

Entry on premises.

95.

Assistance from member of Garda Síochána.

96.

Enforcement by Garda Síochána.

97.

Onus of proof.

PART X.

Miscellaneous Provisions.

98.

Consultative Councils.

99.

Dissemination of information and advice on health.

100.

Tests of the quality and nature of substances.

101.

Joint action by health authorities.

102.

Home nursing.

103.

Borrowing by health authority.

104.

Provision of ambulances.

105.

Provision of residences for officers and servants.

106.

Amendment of Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act, 1919.

107.

Dissolution of Port Sanitary Authorities.

108.

Compensation for damage to person or property.

109.

Adaptation of enactments.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

SECOND SCHEDULE.


Acts Referred to

Air Navigation and Transport Act, 1936

No. 40 of 1936

National Health Insurance Act, 1929

No. 42 of 1929

Tuberculosis (Establishment of Sanatoria), Act, 1945

No. 4 of 1945

Road Traffic Act, 1933

No. 11 of 1933

Public Assistance Act, 1939

No. 27 of 1939

Local Government Act, 1941

No. 23 of 1941

Local Government Act, 1925

No. 5 of 1925

Transport Act, 1944

No. 21 of 1944

Local Government Act, 1946

No. 24 of 1946

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Number 28 of 1947.


HEALTH ACT, 1947.


AN ACT TO MAKE FURTHER AND BETTER PROVISION IN RELATION TO THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAKING OF REGULATIONS BY VIRTUE OF WHICH CERTAIN CHARGES MAY BE MADE. [13th August, 1947.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—