S.I. No. 307/2019 - Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2019


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 5th July, 2019.

I, SIMON HARRIS, Minister for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 8(2) of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 2018 (No. 35 of 2018), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2019.

2. The 27th day of June 2019 is appointed as the day on which section 3 of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 2018 (No. 35 of 2018) shall come into operation.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

27 June, 2019.

SIMON HARRIS,

Minister for Health.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

Section 3 of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 2018 provides for the expansion of the Health Insurance Authority’s membership from 5 to 7 members, and for the increase in the quorum from 3 to 4. This was to provide additional expertise in the Authority’s functions as an advisory body for the Minister for Health in private health insurance matters.

Section 8(2) of the same Act provides that: “Section 3 shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister for Health may appoint by order or orders either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision and different days may be so appointed for different purposes or different provisions.”