S.I. No. 40/2009 - Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2009


S.I. No. 40 of 2009

MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS ACT 2007 (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER 2009

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 10th February, 2009.

I, MARY HARNEY, Minister for Health and Children, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by subsections (3) and (4) (inserted by the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (No. 42 of 2007)) of section 1 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25 of 2007), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2009.

2. The 16th day of March 2009 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25 of 2007) (as amended by the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (No. 42 of 2007)) shall come into operation:

(a) section 3 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25 of 2007) insofar as they are not already in operation;

(b) paragraphs (a) to (d), (g) and (h) of section 7(2);

(c) section 36;

(d) Part 6;

(e) Part 9 insofar as it is not already in operation;

(f) Part 10 insofar as it is not already in operation; and

(g) Part 13 insofar as it is not already in operation other than subsections (2), (3), (4) (insofar as it applies to subsection (3)(a)) and (5) of section 104.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

6 February 2009

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 Order brings into effect provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 relating to the registration of medical practitioners, the role of the Medical Council and the Health Service Executive in relation to medical education and training, provisions transposing Directive 2005/36/EC as amended by Directive 2006/100/EC on the recognition of qualifications, (insofar as that Directive relates to medical practitioners), and other miscellaneous provisions.

The Order also provides for the repeal of all remaining operational provisions of the Medical Practitioners Acts 1978-2002 and the revocation of related statutory instruments.