Updated to 11 April 2019 (Act No. 10 of 2019 and S.I. No. 154 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1 - 2 1 January 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 715 of 2011), art. 2(a)
S. 3 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(a)
S. 4(1) in so far as it relates to repeal of Nurses Act 1985 (18/1985), ss. 1-5, 38-47, 49, 57-59, Sch. 1 Not yet commenced.  Requires commencement order under s. 1(2), (3)
S. 4(1) in so far as it relates to repeal of Nurses Act 1985 (18/1985), Ss. 6-37, s. 48, 50-56, Sch. 2 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(b), sch.
S. 4(2) 25 June 2018 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 213 of 2018), art. 2
S. 5 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(c)
Ss. 6-9(1), (2) (a)-(g)(i) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(d)
S. 9(2)(g)(ii) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 9(2)(h)-(m), (3)-(7)  2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(d)
Ss. 10-17(1)-(2) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(d)
S. 17(3) 3 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 3
Ss. 17(4)-(6) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(d)
Ss. 18-21 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(e)
S. 22(1)(a) in so far only as that para. provides for the specification by the Minister of procedures for the compilation of lists of names of registered nurses and registered midwives from which 2 members of the Board are to be chosen by the Minister 26 July 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 275 of 2012), art. 2(a)
S. 22(1)(b) in so far only as that para. provides for the specification by the Minister of procedures for the compilation of a list of names of Directors of Nursing and Directors of Midwifery by the Health Service Executive from which one member of the Board shall be chosen by the Minister and for the compilation of that list 26 July 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 275 of 2012), art. 2(b)
S. 22(1)(c) in so far only as that para. provides for the specification by the Minister of procedures for the election of 8 registered nurses or registered midwives by registered nurses and registered midwives for appointment to the Board and for the holding of that election 26 July 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 275 of 2012), art. 2(c)
S. 22(1)(d) in so far only as that para. provides for the nomination by the Medical Council of one person for appointment to the Board 26 July 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 275 of 2012), art. 2(d) 
S. 22(1)(e) in so far only as that para. provides for the nomination by the Minister for Education and Skills of one person for appointment to the Board 26 July 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 275 of 2012), art. 2(e)
S. 22(1)(f)  in so far only as that para. provides for the nomination by the Health Service Executive of 2 persons for appointment to the Board 26 July 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 275 of 2012), art. 2(f)
S. 22(1)(g) in so far only as that para. provides for the nomination by the Health and Social Care Professionals Council of one person for appointment to the Board 26 July 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 275 of 2012), art. 2(g)
S. 22(1)(h) in so far only as that para. provides for the nomination by the Health Information and Quality Authority of one person for appointment to the Board 26 July 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 275 of 2012), art. 2(h)
S. 22(1)(j) in so far only as that para. provides for the Minister to engage in such consultations as he or she considers appropriate for the purposes of forming the opinion referred to in that paragraph regarding the appointment to the Board of the 5 persons referred to in that paragraph 26 July 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 275 of 2012), art. 2(i) 
Ss. 22 - 33 in so far as it is not already in operation 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(f)
Ss. 34-37(1) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(g)
S. 37(2)(a) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 37 (2)(b)-(3), 38 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(g)
Ss. 39-41 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 42, 43 1 January 2015 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 609 of 2014), reg. 2
Ss. 44, 45 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 46 - 54 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(h)
Ss. 55-59 (1)(a) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(i)
S. 59(1)(b) insofar as it relates to a professional competence scheme Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 59(1)(b) except insofar as it relates to a professional competence scheme 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(i)
Ss. 59(1)(c), (2)(a)-(c) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(i)
S. 59(2)(d) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 59 (2)(e)-(f), (3) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(i)
Ss. 60-61 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(i)
Ss. 62 - 64 (1)-(4) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(j)
S. 64(5), (6) 3 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 3
Ss. 64(7)-(9), 65 (1)(a) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(j)
S. 65(1)(b) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 65(1)(c)-(e), (2)-(3) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(j)
Ss. 69-83 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(k)
S. 84 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 85, 86 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(l)
Ss. 87-91 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 92-101 1 January 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 715 of 2011), art. 2(b)
S. 102(1)  2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(m)
S. 102(2), (3) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 102(4) in so far as that subsection applies to ss. (1) 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(m)
S. 102 (5) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 103 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 104-107 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(n)
Schedule 2 October 2012 Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012), art. 2(o)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 2 amended European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 8 of 2017), regs. 2, 93(a)
S. 2(1) amended European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications relating to the Professions of Dentist, Medical Practitioner, Nurse and Midwife) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 7 of 2014), reg. 4
S. 9(2)(e)(i) amended European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 8 of 2017), regs. 2, 93(b)
S. 16(b) references construed Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (No. 29 of 2014), ss. 1(5), 8, 39
S. 17 saver from disclosure Freedom of Information Act 2014 (No. 30 of 2014), ss. 1(2), (3), 35, 41, sch. 3
S. 19(4), (5) repealed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (No. 30 of 2014), ss. 1(2), (3), 5, sch. 4
S. 41(2) amended European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 8 of 2017), regs. 2, 93(c)
S. 55(1) amended Health Identifiers Act 2014 (15/2014) ss. 1(2), 39(a)(i)
S. 55(1)(ga) substituted Health Identifiers Act 2014 (15/2014) ss. 1(2), 39(a)(ii)
S. 55(1)(ga) inserted Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 (No. 14 of 2013), ss. 1(3), 35
S. 55(1A) inserted Health Identifiers Act 2014 (15/2014) ss. 1(2), 39(b)
S. 64(3)(c) rules for receiving and recording of evidence under Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Rules Pursuant to the Provisions of Sections 64(3)(c) of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 Regarding the Receiving and Recording of Evidence by the Fitness to Practise Committee (S.I. No. 358 of 2014), rls. 1, 2
S. 79(2)(d) criteria prescribed Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Rules Specifying Criteria to be Considered for Applications for Restoration to the Register (S.I. No. 88 of 2014)
S. 91(3) repealed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (No. 30 of 2014), ss. 1(2), (3), 5, sch. 4

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 13 Nurses and Midwives (Registration) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 221 of 2018)
  Nurses and Midwives (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 220 of 2018)
  Nurses and Midwives (Register of Nurses and Midwives) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 219 of 2018)
  Nurses and Midwives (Education and Training) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 218 of 2018)
  Nurses and Midwives (Candidate Register) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 217 of 2018)
  Nurses and Midwives Rules 2013 (S.I. No. 435 of 2013)
S. 13(7) Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Rules Pursuant to the Provisions of Sections 64(3)(c) of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 Regarding the Receiving and Recording of Evidence by the Fitness to Practise Committee (S.I. No. 358 of 2014)
  Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Rules Specifying Criteria to be Considered for Applications for Restoration to the Register (S.I. No. 88 of 2014)