Health Act, 1947

Borrowing by health authority.

103.—(1) A health authority may with the consent of the Minister for Local Government borrow for the purposes of defraying any expenses incurred by them in the same manner in which a sanitary authority may borrow for the purpose of defraying expenses under the Public Health Acts, 1878 to 1931, and the provisions of those Acts in relation to borrowing by a sanitary authority shall, with the necessary modifications, apply in relation to borrowing by a health authority under this section.

(2) Money borrowed by the council of a county under this section shall not, for the purposes of Article 22 of the Schedule to the Local Government (Application of Enactments) Order, 1898, be deemed to be part of the debt of the council.

(3) Money borrowed under this section may be lent by means of an issue from the local loans fund as if such loan constituted a local loan within the meaning of the Local Loans Fund Acts, 1935 to 1945, and was authorised by an Act of the Oireachtas.