Nurses Act, 1950

Payments by health authorities to the Minister.

60.—(1) Where the Minister pays a balance to the Board under section 59 of this Act, the following provisions shall have effect—

(a) the Minister shall apportion half of the amount of such balance between health authorities in proportion to the populations, according to the latest census of population, of their respective functional areas;

(b) the Minister shall send by post to each health authority a notice specifying the amount assigned to such health authority on the apportionment;

(c) such health authority shall pay to the Minister the amount so specified within three months after the receipt of the notice, and

(d) if such health authority fails to make such payment, the amount due may be deducted by the Minister from any sum payable to such health authority under the Health Services (Financial Provisions) Act, 1947 (No. 47 of 1947).

(2) Any moneys received or deducted by the Minister under this section shall be paid into or disposed of by him for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance directs.