Opticians Act, 1956

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Number 17 of 1956.


OPTICIANS ACT, 1956.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I .

PRELIMINARY AND GENERAL.

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Establishment day and appointed day.

4.

Expenses of the Minister.

PART II .

BORD NA RADHARCMHASTÓIR?.

5.

Establishment of the Board.

6.

Seal of the Board.

7.

Number of members of the Board.

8.

Election year.

9.

Appointment by Minister of members of the Board.

10.

Election of members of the Board.

11.

Terms of office of members of the Board.

12.

Resignation of members of the Board.

13.

President of the Board.

14.

Casual vacancies.

15.

Removal of member of the Board.

16.

Removal from office for failure to perform statutory function.

17.

Meetings and procedure of the Board.

18.

Power to make rules.

19.

Committees of the Board.

20.

Expenses of members of the Board or committee of the Board.

21.

Officers and servants of the Board.

22.

Pensions and gratuities to or in respect of officers and servants of the Board.

PART III .

THE REGISTER OF OPHTHALMIC OPTICIANS.

23.

The Register of Ophthalmic Opticians.

24.

General provision as to registration in the Register of Ophthalmic Opticians.

25.

Registration in the Register of Ophthalmic Opticians of certain persons trained outside the State.

26.

Registration of certain other persons in the Register of Ophthalmic Opticians.

27.

Refusal of registration in the Register of Ophthalmic Opticians.

28.

Rules for grant, return and cancellation of certificates of registration in the Register of Ophthalmic Opticians.

29.

Removal of names from the Register of Ophthalmic Opticians.

30.

Appeals from removal from Register of Ophthalmic Opticians, etc.

31.

Restoration to the Register of Ophthalmic Opticians.

PART IV .

THE REGISTER OF DISPENSING OPTICIANS.

32.

The Register of Dispensing Opticians.

33.

General provision as to registration in the Register of Dispensing Opticians.

34.

Registration in the Register of Dispensing Opticians of certain persons trained outside the State.

35.

Registration of certain other persons in the Register of Dispensing Opticians.

36.

Refusal of registration in the Register of Dispensing Opticians.

37.

Rules for grant, return and cancellation of certificates of registration in the Register of Dispensing Opticians.

38.

Removal of names from the Register of Dispensing Opticians.

39.

Appeals from removal from Register of Dispensing Opticians, etc.

40.

Restoration to the Register of Dispensing Opticians.

41.

Registered ophthalmic opticians not to be registered in Register of Dispensing Opticians.

PART V .

TRAINING AND EXAMINATIONS.

42.

Rules for courses of training and examinations for candidates for registration.

43.

Holding of examinations, etc.

44.

Approval by the Board of institutions suitable for training purposes.

45.

Post-registration courses for opticians.

46.

Scholarships.

PART VI .

PRESCRIPTION AND SALE OF SPECTACLES.

47.

Restriction on prescribing spectacles and dispensing prescriptions for spectacles.

48.

Prohibition on treatment, etc., by registered opticians.

49.

Restriction on selling spectacles.

50.

Improper assumption of title, etc.

51.

Rules for regulation and control of prescribing, dispensing of prescriptions or sales.

52.

Rules for control of advertising.

53.

Saver for manufacture of spectacles, etc.

PART VII .

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

54.

Expenses of the Board.

55.

Accounts of the Board and audit thereof.

56.

Charging of fees by the Board.

57.

Power of the Board to borrow.

PART VIII .

MISCELLANEOUS.

58.

Advice to the Minister.

59.

Research.

60.

Gifts.

61.

Prosecution of offences.


Act Referred to

Social Welfare Act, 1952

No. 11 of 1952

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Number 17 of 1956.


OPTICIANS ACT, 1956.


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BOARD TO BE STYLED AND KNOWN AS BORD NA RADHARCMHASTOIRI TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION AND CONTROL OF OPTICIANS AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS (INCLUDING THE MAKING OF CERTAIN CHARGES) CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [9th May, 1956.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—