Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011

21.

Amendment of section 37 of Principal Act.

21.— Section 37 of the Principal Act is amended—

( a) by inserting the following subsection after subsection (1)—

“(1A) Where a child is in the care of the Health Service Executive pursuant to a special care order or an interim special care order, the Health Service Executive shall, subject to this Act, and to a direction, if any, given under section 23NA(2)( a) (inserted by the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011), and in accordance with that special care order or interim special care order and that direction, if any, facilitate reasonable access to the child in the special care unit by his or her parents, a person acting in loco parentis, a guardian or any other person who, in the opinion of the Health Service Executive, has a bona fide interest in the child.”,

( b) in subsection (2) by inserting “or with arrangements made by the Health Service Executive under subsection (1A) (inserted by the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011)” after “Health Act 2004” (inserted by the Act of 2004), and

( c) by inserting the following subsection after subsection (4):

“(5) In this section, in proceedings under Part IVA (as amended by the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011), ‘court’ means the High Court.”.