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Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

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Number 35 of 2013


PROTECTION OF LIFE DURING PREGNANCY ACT 2013


CONTENTS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title and commencement

2. Interpretation

3. Appropriate institutions for purposes of Act

4. Regulations

5. Repeals

6. Expenses

PART 2

Medical Procedures Lawful under Act

Chapter 1

Risk of loss of life of pregnant woman

7. Risk of loss of life from physical illness

8. Risk of loss of life from physical illness in emergency

9. Risk of loss of life from suicide

Chapter 2

Reviews

10. Application for review of medical opinion

11. Establishment of review panel, etc.

12. Establishment of review committee, etc.

13. Review of relevant decision

14. Procedures of review committee

15. Report by Executive on operation of Chapter

PART 3

Miscellaneous

16. Consent

17. Conscientious objection

18. Travel and information

19. Certification

20. Notifications

21. Amendment of section 9 of Health Act 2007

22. Destruction of unborn human life

23. Offence by body corporate

SCHEDULE

Appropriate Institutions


Acts Referred to

Health Act 2004 (No. 42)

Health Act 2007 (No. 23)

Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25)

Mental Health Act 2001 (No. 25)

Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (No. 41)

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (24 & 25 Vict., c.100)

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Number 35 of2013


PROTECTION OF LIFE DURING PREGNANCY ACT 2013


An Act to protect human life during pregnancy; to make provision for reviews at the instigation of a pregnant woman of certain medical opinions given in respect of pregnancy; to provide for an offence of intentional destruction of unborn human life; to amend the Health Act 2007; to repeal sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 ; and to provide for matters connected therewith. [30th July, 2013]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: