Health (Amendment) Act 2005

Full eligibility.

1.Section 45 of the Health Act 1970 (as amended by the Health (Amendment) Act 1991 ) is amended—

(a) in subsection (1)(a), by inserting “who, in the opinion of the Health Service Executive, are” after “adult persons”, and

(b) by substituting the following for subsection (2):

“(2) In deciding whether or not a person comes within the category mentioned in subsection (1)(a), the Health Service Executive shall have regard to the person's overall financial situation (including the means of the spouse, if any, of that person in addition to the person's own means) in view of the person's reasonable expenditure in relation to himself or herself and his or her dependants, if any.”.