Health (Amendment) Act, 1991

In-patient services for persons not entitled under section 52 of Act of 1970.

6.—The Act of 1970 is hereby amended by the substitution of the following section for section 55:

“55.—(1) A health board may, subject to any regulations made under subsection (2), make available in-patient services for persons who—

(a) do not establish entitlement to such services under section 52, or

(b) are deemed under subsection (3) of section 52 not to have full eligibility or limited eligibility for such services,

and the board shall charge for any services so made available and provided to any such person in accordance with charges approved of or directed by the Minister.

(2) The Minister may, for the purposes of subsection (1), make regulations prescribing the manner in which any in-patient services are to be made available and provided by health boards.

(3) Every regulation made by the Minister under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.”.