Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018


2. In this Act—

“Act of 2007” means the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 ;

“Act of 2013” means the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 ;

“foetus”, in relation to a pregnancy, means an embryo or a foetus during the period of time commencing after implantation in the uterus of a woman and ending on the complete emergence of the foetus from the body of the woman;

“medical practitioner” means a medical practitioner who is for the time being registered in the register;

“medical procedure” includes the prescribing, by a medical practitioner, of any drug or medical treatment;

“Minister” means the Minister for Health;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made under section 3 ;

“register” means the register of medical practitioners established under section 43 of the Act of 2007;

“termination of pregnancy”, in relation to a pregnant woman, means a medical procedure which is intended to end the life of a foetus;

“woman” means a female person of any age.