Disability Act 2005

Orders and regulations.

3.—(1) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance—

(a) by regulations provide, subject to the provisions of this Act, for any matter referred to in Part 2 as prescribed or to be prescribed, and

(b) in addition to any other power conferred on him or her to make regulations, make regulations generally for the purposes of, and for the purpose of giving full effect to, Part 2.

(2) Where the Minister proposes to make regulations under this section, he or she shall, before doing so, consult with such other (if any) Minister of the Government as the Minister considers appropriate having regard to the functions of that other Minister of the Government.

(3) An order or regulation under this Act (other than an order under section 1 ) may contain such incidental, supplementary and consequential provisions as appear to the Minister of the Government concerned to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of the order or regulation.

(4) Every order (other than an order under section 1 ) or regulation under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order or regulation is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order or regulation is laid before it, the order or regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

(5) A Minister of the Government by whom an order under this Act is made may by order amend or revoke the order.

(6) In this section “Minister” means the Minister for Health and Children.