S.I. No. 262/2007 - Health Act 2007 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2007


S.I. No. 262 of 2007

HEALTH ACT 2007 (COMMENCEMENT) (NO. 2) ORDER 2007

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 8th June, 2007.

I, MARY HARNEY, Minister for Health and Children, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the Health Act 2007 (No. 23 of 2007) hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Health Act 2007 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2007.

2. The 6th day of June 2007 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Health Act 2007 (No. 23 of 2007) come into operation:

(a) sections 8(1)(d) and 9 of Part 2;

(b) for the purposes of an investigation referred to in section 8(1)(d), the following provisions of Parts 9 and 10:

(i) section 70 (except subsections (1)(a) and (2)(a));

(ii) section 73(1) (except paragraph (a));

(iii) section 73(3) (except paragraph (b));

(iv) section 73(4) (except paragraph (c)(ii));

(v) section 73(5) (except subparagraph (ii));

(vi) section 73(6);

(vii) section 73(7) (except paragraph (a));

(viii) section 74;

(ix) section 75 (except subsections (1)(b), (2)(a)(ii) and (2)(b)(ii) and (iii));

(x) section 76;

(xi) section 77;

(xii) section 78 (except subparagraphs (ii) and (iii));

(xiii) section 79(1)(b) and (3);

(xiv) section 80 (except subsection (1)(b)).

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

6 June 2007

MARY HARNEY.

Minister for Health and Children.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

This Statutory Instrument brings into operation certain provisions of the Health Act 2007 (No. 23 of 2007).

These provisions to be brought in on the 6th day of June 2007 will provide that the Health Information and Quality Authority may appoint authorised persons for investigations undertaken by the Authority in accordance with sections 8(1)(d) and 9.

These provisions also provide the authorised persons with the powers set out in Part 9 of the Act respecting the investigations undertaken.