Child Care Act 1991

58J.

F309 [ Inspection by authorised persons

58J

58J. (1) An authorised person may, at all reasonable times, enter any premises in which a registered provider is providing a prescribed early years service for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this Part.

F310 [ (1A) An authorised person may, at all reasonable times, enter any premises in which an applicant proposes to provide a prescribed early years service for the purpose of ascertaining if the premises comply with this Part. ]

(2) A judge of the District Court may, if satisfied on information on oath that there are reasonable grounds for believing that a prescribed early years service is being provided in any premises (including a private dwelling) by a person who is not a registered provider, issue a warrant authorising an authorised person to enter and inspect the premises.

(3) An authorised person who enters any premises in accordance with subsection (1) or (2) may make such examination into the condition of the premises and the care and attention which the children are receiving in those premises as may be necessary for the purposes of this Part.

F310 [ (3A) An authorised person who enters any premises in accordance with subsection (1A) may make such examination into the condition of the premises as may be necessary for the purposes of this Part. ]

(4) A warrant under subsection (2) may be issued by a judge of the District Court for the time being assigned to the district court district where the premises, in which the prescribed early years service is being provided, are situated. ]

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Amendments:

F309

Part VIIA (ss. 58A-58L) inserted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 92, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

F310

Inserted (26.04.2016) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2015 (45/2015), s. 12, S.I. No. 203 of 2016.