S.I. No. 416/2019 - Health Act 1970 (Section 58A(8)) (Classes of Payments) Regulations 2019


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 9th August, 2019.

I, SIMON HARRIS, Minister for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 58A(8) (inserted by section 7 of the Health (Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2013 (No. 10 of 2013)) of the Health Act 1970 (No. 1 of 1970) hereby make the following Regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Health Act 1970 (Section 58A(8)) (Classes of Payments) Regulations 2019.

2. The following classes of payments are prescribed for purposes of section 58A(8) (inserted by section 7 of the Health (Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2013 (No. 10 of 2013)) of the Health Act 1970 (No. 1 of 1970):

(a) an ex-gratia payment or payments made to a person under the Scheme (within the meaning of section 1 (amended by section 2 of the Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions (Amendment) Act 2019 (No. 26 of 2019)) of the Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Act 2015 (No. 8 of 2015));

(b) any subsequent income from the investment of the monies arising from an ex-gratia payment or payments referred to in paragraph (a).

3. The Health Act 1970 (Section 58A(8) (Classes of Payments) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 278 of 2015) are revoked.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

2 August, 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.)

This Order provides that any sums received by way of payments made to a person under the Scheme (within the meaning of section 1 (amended by section 2 of the Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions (Amendment) Act 2019 (No. 26 of 2019)) of the Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Act 2015 (No. 8 of 2015)) will be disregarded in the calculation of gross income for eligibility for health services under section 58A of the Health Act 1970.