Health Act 2007

85.

Disqualification resulting from membership of either House of Oireachtas or of European Parliament or local authority.

85.— (1) A member of the Board of the Authority or a member of a committee of the Board of the Authority immediately ceases to hold office on—

( a) being nominated as a member of Seanad Éireann,

( b) being elected as a member of either House of the Oireachtas or of the European Parliament,

( c) being regarded, pursuant to section 19 of the European Parliament Elections Act 1997, as having been elected to the European Parliament to fill a vacancy, or

( d) becoming a member of a local authority.

(2) An employee of the Authority, including the chief executive officer, is immediately seconded from employment with the Authority on—

( a) being nominated as a member of Seanad Éireann,

( b) being elected as a member of either House of the Oireachtas or of the European Parliament, or

( c) being regarded, pursuant to section 19 of the European Parliament Elections Act 1997, as having been elected to the European Parliament to fill a vacancy.

(3) No remuneration or allowances are payable by the Authority for the secondment period to a person seconded under subsection (2) from employment and the secondment period is not to be counted as service with the Authority for the purposes of any superannuation benefit.

(4) In relation to a person seconded under subsection (2) from employment, the secondment period begins on the occurrence of the relevant event referred to in that subsection and ends when the person ceases to be a member of either House of the Oireachtas or of the European Parliament.