Children Act, 2001

Amendment of sections 17(2) and 59 of Act of 1991.

267.—(1) The Act of 1991 is hereby amended—

(a) in paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 17(2) (period in care of health board under interim care order), by the substitution of “twenty-eight days” for “eight days”, and

(b) in section 59 (definitions for purposes of Part VIII), by the deletion of paragraph (c) from the definition of “children's residential centre”.

(2) References in Part V (Jurisdiction and Procedure) of the Act of 1991 to Part IV of that Act shall be construed as including references to Parts IVA and IVB (inserted by section 16 ) thereof.