Health (Amendment) Act, 1991

Amendment of section 56 (out-patient services) of Act of 1970.

7.—Section 56 (as amended by the Health (Amendment) Act, 1987 ) of the Act of 1970 is hereby amended in subsection (5) by the addition of the following paragraph after paragraph (c):

“(d) Regulations under this section may also specify the circumstances in which a person's entitlement to out-patient services shall extend to services provided by a registered medical practitioner engaged in a consultant capacity in the provision of hospital services and may provide that, where a person's entitlement does not so extend, the health board concerned may charge for the provision of out-patient services such charges as may be approved of or directed by the Minister.”.