Health Authorities Act, 1960

County of Wicklow ceasing to be in functional area of Dublin Health Authority for provision of mental treatment.

25.—(1) On the commencement of this section, the following portions of this Act shall cease to have effect:—

(a) the words “together with, with respect to functions related to the operation of services under the Mental Treatment Acts, 1945 to 1958, the administrative county of Wicklow” in subsection (4) of section 2;

(b) subsection (5) of section 2;

(c) the words “with the addition, in the case of the Dublin Health Authority, of the proportion chargeable to the council of the county of Wicklow of the net health expenditure of the Grangegorman Mental Hospital Board in respect of the standard year” in subsection (2) of section 14;

(d) subsection (3) of section 14.

(2) The general duty under Part IV of the Mental Treatment Act, 1945 , to provide treatment, maintenance, advice and services for a person suffering from mental illness who is ordinarily resident in the county of Wicklow shall, by virtue of this section, become vested in the health authority within the meaning of the Health Act, 1947 , in whose functional area such person is ordinarily resident.

(3) The Minister may by regulations—

(a) make any adaptations or modifications of sections 11 and 12 of this Act or of any agreement or determination under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 11 of this Act which appear to him to be necessary having regard to the commencement of this section;

(b) make any other consequential or ancillary provisions which appear to him to be necessary having regard to such commencement, including, in particular, provisions relating to—

(i) the transfer or retention of property or liabilities,

(ii) the payment, on account of any such transfer or retention, of money, either in one sum or by instalments,

(iii) the transfer of patients.