Health Act, 1947

Enforcement by Garda Síochána.

96.—(1) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Justice, by order provide for the enforcement by the Garda Síochána of any specified provision of this Act or the regulations or orders made thereunder in the whole or a specified part of the State and either generally or in so far as such provision relates to a specified matter.

(2) An order under this section may, in particular, provide for all or any of the following matters:—

(a) the prosecution of offences by members of the Garda Síochána in lieu of a health authority,

(b) the conferring on members of the Garda Síochána of any of the powers specified in section 93 or section 94 of this Act,

(c) the making of payments to the Minister for Justice by a health authority in respect of the enforcement in their functional area of the provisions to which the order relates,

(d) the regulation of the amounts of any such payments, or the times at which they are to become due and of the manner in which they are to be made.

(3) A member of the Garda Síochána, for the purpose of enforceing in the functional area of a health authority a provision to which an order under this section relates, may require the authority to assist him by making available the services of a medical or other officer, by furnishing an ambulance or in any other manner within the powers of the authority, and the authority shall comply with such requirement.

(4) A member of the Garda Síochána shall not, by virtue of an order under this section, exercise a power specified in section 93 or section 94 of this Act unless—

(a) he is in uniform, or

(b) he produces for inspection by the person in relation to whom he exercises the power or in occupation or in charge of the premises in relation to which he exercises the power, if such person requests him so to do, his official identification card.