S.I. No. 409/2007 - Health (Nursing Homes) (Amendment) Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007


STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

S.I. No. 409 of 2007

Health (Nursing Homes) (Amendment) Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in “Iris Oifigiúil” of 29th August 2008.

I, MARY HARNEY, Minister for Health and Children, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 12 (3) of the Health (Nursing Homes) (Amendment) Act 2007 , hereby orders as follows:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Health (Nursing Homes) (Amendment) Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007.

2.  The 8th day of June, 2007 is hereby appointed as the day on which the Health (Nursing Homes) (Amendment) Act 2007 (except insofar as it already is in operation) comes into operation.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

this 5th day of 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.)

The effect of this Order is to commence the remaining sections of the Health (Nursing Homes) (Amendment) Act 2007 , as sections 10 and 11 came into operation on the passing of the Act. The purpose of the Act is to ensure that the existing Nursing Home Subvention Scheme for private nursing home care is provided for in primary legislation. The Act sets out the provisions of the scheme for implementation by the Health Service Executive.