Medical Practitioners Act, 1927

Confirmation of Agreement and consequential amendments of the law.

2.—(1) The Agreement set forth in the First Schedule to this Act is hereby confirmed and shall take effect on whichever of the following dates is the later, that is to say, the date of the passing of this Act and the date of the passing into law by the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of legislation to give statutory effect to the said Agreement.

(2) For the purpose of enabling the said Agreement to have statutory effect in Saorstát Eireann, it is hereby enacted:—

(a) that the Medical Act, 1925 (No. 2 of 1925) shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained therein or in any other Act, expire on the passing of this Act,

(b) that the said Agreement, in so far as the terms thereof are inconsistent with the Medical Acts, shall be deemed to amend or modify to that extent those Acts, and those Acts are hereby amended and modified accordingly,

(c) that the Medical Acts as so amended or modified shall be and continue in force in Saorstát Eireann so far as is so provided by the said Agreement or is necessary to enable the said Agreement to have full force and effect in Saorstát Eireann,

(d) that save as is otherwise enacted in the foregoing paragraph the Medical Acts shall cease to have effect on the date defined in this Act as the establishment of the register.