Medical Practitioners Act, 1978


The Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board

Establishment of the Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board.

39.—(1) There shall by virtue of this section be established a body to be known as an Bord Míochaine agus Déidliachta Iarchéime, or in the English language as the Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board (in this Act referred to as the Board) to fulfil the functions assigned to it by this Act.

(2) The following provisions shall have effect in relation to the Board—

(a) the Board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to acquire, hold and dispose of land;

(b) the Board shall not dispose of land or property save with the consent of the Minister;

(c) the Board shall as soon as may be after its establishment provide itself with a seal;

(d) the Minister may, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, make grants towards the expenses of the Board;

(e) (i) the Board may appoint such committees as it thinks fit and may define the functions and procedure of any such committee and may delegate specific functions to any such committee;

(ii) the Board may appoint as members of a committee established under this paragraph persons who are not members of the Board;

(f) the Board may, subject to the provisions of this Act, regulate its own procedure;

(g) the Third Schedule to this Act shall apply to the Board.