Nurses Act, 1950


2.—In this Act—

the expression “the Act of 1944” means the Midwives Act, 1944 (No. 10 of 1944);

the expression “the Board” means An Bord Altranais established by this Act;

the expression “the Committee” means the Midwives Committee established by this Act;

the expression “dissolved body” means any body being either—

(a) the General Nursing Council, or

(b) the Central Midwives Board;

the expression “the establishment date” means the date appointed to be the establishment date for the purposes of this Act by order of the Minister made under section 3 of this Act;

the expression “health authority” has the same meaning as in the Health Act, 1947 (No. 28 of 1947);

the expression “local supervising authority” means a local supervising authority for the purposes of the Act of 1944;

the word “midwife” means a person registered in the midwives division;

the expression “the midwives division” means the division of the register of nurses applicable to midwives;

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Health;

the word “nurse” means a person registered in the register of nurses and includes a midwife and the word “nursing” includes midwifery;

the word “prescribed” means prescribed by rules;

the expression “the register of nurses” means the register of nurses maintained by the Board under section 41 of this Act;

the word “rules” means rules made under section 21 of this Act.