Child Care Act 1991

Powers of the Minister.

69

69. (1) The Minister may give general directions to F356 [ the F357 [ Child and Family Agency ] ] in relation to the performance of the functions assigned to it by or under this Act and F356 [ the F358 [ Agency ] ] shall comply with any such direction.

(2) The Minister may cause to be inspected any service provided or premises F359 [ maintained by the F357 [ Child and Family Agency ] , or by a person who is taking care of a child on behalf of the F357 [ Child and Family Agency ] , under this Act, or by a person referred to in section 23B(4) (inserted by section 10 of the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011) ].

(3) An inspection under this section shall be conducted by a person authorised in that behalf by the Minister (in this section referred to as an authorised person).

(4) An authorised person conducting an inspection under this section may—

( a) enter any premises F360 [ maintained by the F357 [ Child and Family Agency ] , or by a person who is taking care of a child on behalf of the F357 [ Child and Family Agency ] , under this Act, or by a person referred to in section 23B(4) (inserted by section 10 of the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011) ] and make such examination into the state and management of the premises and the treatment of children therein as he thinks fit, and

( b) examine such records and interview F361 [ employees of the F357 [ Child and Family Agency ] or of a person referred to in paragraph (a) ] as he thinks fit.

(5) The Minister may direct F356 [ the F357 [ Child and Family Agency ] ] to supply him with such reports and statistics in relation to the performance of the functions assigned to it by or under this Act as he may require and F356 [ the F357 [ Child and Family Agency ] ] shall comply with any such direction.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F356

Substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7, part 6 item 67, S.I. No. 887 of 2004.

F357

Substituted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 97 and sch. 2, part 4 item 1, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

F358

Substituted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 97 and sch. 2, part 4 item 2, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

F359

Substituted (30.09.2011) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 26(a), S.I. No. 497 of 2011.

F360

Substituted (30.09.2011) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 26(b), S.I. No. 497 of 2011.

F361

Substituted (30.09.2011) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 26(c), S.I. No. 497 of 2011.

Editorial Notes:

E178

Previous affecting provision: subss. (2) and (4) amended by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7, pt. 6 item 67(b) and (c); substituted as per F-note above.