Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018


27. (1) The Minister may, for the purposes of this Act designate, by notice in writing published in Iris Oifigiúil—

(a) a laboratory as a laboratory at which samples taken under this Act may be analysed (in this Act referred to as a “designated laboratory”), and

(b) a person as being a person who, or a class of persons the members of which, may, at a designated laboratory, analyse samples taken under this Act, and each such person or member is in this Act referred to as a “designated analyst”.

(2) As soon as practicable after a sample taken by an authorised officer has been received at a designated laboratory, the sample shall be analysed and the quantity in grams of alcohol, the energy value, the alcoholic strength by volume and any other properties of the sample shall be determined by a designated analyst at that laboratory.

(3) As soon as practicable after compliance with subsection (2), a designated analyst engaged in the analysis of samples at the designated laboratory concerned shall forward the results of the analysis carried out on the sample concerned to the Executive.