Children Act 2001

PART 12

Protection of Children

Interpretation (Part 12).

245

245.—(1) In this Part “registered medical practitioner” means a person registered in the General Register of Medical Practitioners established under the Medical Practitioners Acts, 1978 to 2000.

(2) For the purposes of this Part—

( a) any person who is the parent or guardian of a child or who is legally liable to maintain a child shall be presumed to have the custody of the child, and, as between parents, one parent shall not be deemed to have ceased to have the custody of the child by reason only that he or she has deserted or does not reside with, the other parent and child, and

( b) any person to whose charge a child is committed by any person who has the custody of the child shall be presumed to have charge of the child, and

( c) any person exercising authority over or having actual control of a child shall be presumed to have care of the child.

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C32

References to “registered medical practitioner” and “General Register of Medical Practitioners” construed (16.03.2009) by Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (25/2007), s. 108, S.I. No. 40 of 2009, as amended (21.12.2007) by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (42/2007), s. 20 and sch. 2, commenced on enactment.

Construction of references to registered medical practitioner and Medical Council, etc .

108.— (1) Every reference to a registered medical practitioner contained in any enactment or any statutory instrument shall be construed as a reference to a registered medical practitioner within the meaning of section 2.

(2) Every reference to the General Register of Medical Practitioners contained in any other enactment or any statutory instrument [, on and after the register establishment day, ] shall be construed as a reference to any division of the register.