Health Act, 1953

School health examination and treatment service.

19.—(1) A health authority shall, in accordance with regulations, make available, without charge, a health examination and treatment service for the pupils attending schools to which this section applies.

(2) This section applies to every school which is—

(a) a national school or

(b) a school to which an order under subsection (3) of this section applies.

(3) Where a health authority are not satisfied that an adequate health examination service is available for the pupils attending a school in their functional area which provides elementary education and is not a national school, the health authority may by order direct that this section shall apply to the school.

(4) Nothing in this section shall be construed as authorising a health authority to provide any general domiciliary service or any services such as are mentioned in section 15 or section 20 of this Act.