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Health Act, 1970

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Number 1 of 1970


HEALTH ACT, 1970


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Repeals.

PART II

Administration

Chapter I

Health Boards

4.

Establishment of health boards.

5.

General provisions regarding health boards.

6.

Functions of health boards.

7.

Local committees.

8.

Committees of health boards.

9.

Expenses of members of boards and committees.

10.

Allowances to chairmen and vice-chairmen of health boards.

11.

Joint action by health boards.

12.

Removal of board from office.

Chapter II

Officers and Servants, etc.

13.

Chief executive officers of health boards.

14.

Other officers and servants of health boards.

15.

Application of Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Acts, 1926 and 1940.

16.

Delegation by chief executive officer.

17.

Performance of duties of officers.

18.

Qualifications for offices under health boards.

19.

Age limits.

20.

Superannuation.

21.

Suspension and removal of chief executive officer.

22.

Suspension of other officers of health boards.

23.

Removal of officers and servants.

24.

Committees for certain removals.

25.

Arrangements between health boards and local authorities.

26.

Arrangements by health boards for provision of services.

Chapter III

Finance

27.

Accounts of health boards.

28.

Audits of health board accounts.

29.

Abstract of health board accounts.

30.

Health board estimates.

31.

Limitations on expenditure by health board.

32.

Grants and local contributions to health boards.

33.

Borrowing and acceptance of gifts by health boards.

Chapter IV

Dissolution of Certain Bodies, etc.

34.

Dissolutions of certain health authorities and consequential provisions.

35.

Dissolutions of joint boards under section 45 of Health Act, 1953.

36.

Transfers of certain property.

37.

Transfer of certain officers and continuance of certain contracts of service.

PART III

Hospitals, etc.

38.

Provision and maintenance of hospitals, etc.

39.

Religious services.

40.

Acquisition of land for voluntary bodies.

41.

Bodies for co-ordination and development of hospital services.

42.

Dissolution of Hospitals Commission.

43.

Amendment of Public Hospitals Act, 1933.

44.

Administration of Central Mental Hospital.

PART IV

Health Services

Chapter I

Eligibility

45.

Full eligibility.

46.

Limited eligibility.

47.

Appeals.

48.

Declaration regarding means.

49.

Change of circumstances.

50.

Charge where person not entitled obtains service.

Chapter II

Hospital In-Patient and Out-Patient Services

51.

In-patient services.

52.

Provision of in-patient services.

53.

Charges for in-patient services.

54.

In-patient services at choice of patient, etc.

55.

In-patient services for persons not entitled under section 52.

56.

Out-patient services.

57.

Provision of ambulances, etc.

Chapter III

General Medical Services

58.

General practitioner medical and surgical service.

59.

Drugs, medicines and appliances.

60.

Home nursing.

61.

Home help service.

Chapter IV

Services for Mothers and Children

62.

Medical and midwifery care for mothers.

63.

Medical care for infants.

64.

Maternity grants.

65.

Milk for mothers and children.

66.

Child health service.

Chapter V

Other Services

67.

Dental, ophthalmic and aural services.

68.

Rehabilitation services.

69.

Maintenance allowances for disabled persons.

70.

Screening tests.

71.

Information and advice on health.

Chapter VI

Miscellaneous Provisions Regarding Services

72.

Regulations.

73.

Determination of doubt as to responsible Health Board.

74.

Recovery of charges and contributions.

75.

False statements, etc.

PART V

Miscellaneous Provisions

76.

Amendment of hospital charters, etc.

77.

Removal of bodies.

78.

Control of possession of certain substances.

79.

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

80.

Restriction of Health Services (Financial Provisions) Act, 1947.

81.

Amendment of section 3 of Mental Treatment Act, 1945.

82.

Adaptation of Mental Treatment Acts, 1945 to 1966.

83.

Local inquiries, etc.

84.

Public assistance.

85.

Regulations regarding adaptations.

86.

Amendment of City and County Management (Amendment) Act, 1955.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed

SECOND SCHEDULE

Rules in relation to Membership and Meetings of Health Boards

THIRD SCHEDULE

Provisions consequential on Dissolutions

Acts Referred to

Health Act, 1947

1947, No. 28.

Children (Amendment) Act, 1957

1957, No. 28.

Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act, 1919

1919, c. 72.

Blind Persons Act, 1920

1920, c. 49.

State Lands (Workhouses) Act, 1930

1930, No. 9.

State Lands (Workhouses) Act, 1962

1962, No. 8.

Registration of Maternity Homes Act, 1934

1934, No. 14.

Midwives Act, 1944

1944, No. 10.

Nurses Act, 1950

1950, No. 27.

Poisons Act, 1961

1961, No. 12.

Health Services (Financial Provisions) Act, 1947

1947, No. 47.

Vital Statistics and Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1952

1952, No. 8.

Local Government Act, 1955

1955, No. 9.

Local Government (Superannuation) Act, 1956

1956, No. 10.

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23.

Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act, 1926

1926, No. 39.

Medical Practitioners Act, 1927

1927, No. 25.

Public Hospitals Act, 1933

1933, No. 18.

Central Criminal Lunatic Asylum (Ireland) Act, 1845

1845, c. 107.

Social Welfare Act, 1952

1952, No. 11.

Illegitimate Children (Affiliation Orders) Act, 1930

1930, No. 17.

Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1871

1871, c. 109.

Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898

1898, c. 37.

Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1902

1902, c. 38.

Health Act, 1953

1953, No. 26.

Dangerous Drugs Act, 1934

1934, No. 1.

Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act, 1919

1919, c. 72.

Mental Treatment Act, 1945

1945, No. 19.

Local Government Act, 1946

1946, No. 24.

Public Assistance Act, 1939

1939, No. 27.

City and County Management (Amendment) Act, 1955

1955, No. 12.

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Number 1 of 1970


HEALTH ACT, 1970


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE HEALTH ACTS, 1947 TO 1966, AND CERTAIN OTHER ENACTMENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BODIES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE HEALTH SERVICES, AND FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [24th February, 1970.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: