Health (Amendment) Act 2013


Amendment of Health Act 1970

Amendment of section 51 of Act of 1970.

8.— The Act of 1970 is amended by the substitution of the following for section 51:

“In-patient services.

51.— In this Part—

‘acute in-patient services’ means in-patient services provided—

(a) in a hospital for the care and treatment of patients with acute ailments (including psychiatric ailments), and

(b) to persons requiring medically acute care and treatment (including care and treatment in respect of motherhood);

‘in-patient services’ means institutional services provided for persons while maintained in a hospital, convalescent home or home for persons suffering from physical or mental disability or in accommodation ancillary thereto;

‘long-term residential care services’ means long-term residential care services within the meaning of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 .”.