National Disability Authority Act, 1999

Executive functions.

26.—(1) The Director shall carry on and manage and control generally the administration and business of the Authority in accordance with this Act and perform such other functions as may be determined by the Authority.

(2) (a) Subject to the consent of the Authority, the Director may authorise a member of the staff of the Authority to perform such functions on his or her behalf, and, in the absence of the Director or where that post is vacant, the Authority may designate a member of its staff to perform such functions.

(b) Before giving its consent or designating under paragraph (a), the Authority shall consider the extent, if any, to which sections 30 and 31 shall apply to the person concerned as if he or she were the Director and where the Authority after such consideration decides on any such application it shall be noted in the minutes of the meeting of the Authority so deciding and be communicated to the person concerned.

(c) A person to whom paragraph (b) applies shall comply with the obligations imposed by section 30 or 31 or both (as the case may be) and, accordingly, references in those sections to the Director shall be construed as including a person to whom paragraph (b) applies.

(3) The Director shall furnish the Authority with such information (including financial information) in relation to the performance of his or her executive functions as the Authority may from time to time require.