Health Act, 1970

Provision of ambulances, etc.

57.—(1) A health board may make arrangements for providing ambulances or other means of transport for the conveyance of patients from places in the board's functional area to places in or outside that area or from places outside the functional area to places in that area.

(2) In making arrangements under this section, a health board shall act in accordance with the directions of the Minister.

(3) When a person makes use of an ambulance or other means of transport provided under this section, the chief executive officer of the health board concerned may, at his discretion but subject to any relevant regulations under section 31 of the Health Act, 1947 , direct that—

(a) a charge be made for the use in accordance with regulations made by the board, or

(b) no charge be made therefor.