Health (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1961

Establishment of bodies to provide health services.

3.—(1) The Minister may from time to time by order (in this Act referred to as an establishment order) establish a body to perform functions in, or in relation to, the provision of a health service or two or more health services.

(2) A body established under subsection (1) of this section shall be called and known by such title as may be specified in the establishment order.

(3) A body so established shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a seal and with power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to hold land.

(4) All courts shall take judicial notice of the seal of a body so established and every document purporting to be an order or other instrument made by that body and to be sealed with its seal (purporting to be authenticated in the manner provided in the establishment order) shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such order or instrument without further proof unless the contrary is shown.

(5) The Minister may from time to time by order amend an establishment order or an order made under this subsection.