Nurses and Midwives Act 2011

103.

Investigation.

103.— (1) The Board shall, at the request of the Minister, or may, of its own initiative or upon a complaint made by a member of the public, investigate any case of an individual—

( a) who, not being a registered nurse or registered midwife, is suspected of practising or having practised nursing or midwifery in contravention of a provision of this Act, or

( b) who, not being a registered nurse or registered midwife, is suspected of claiming or having claimed to be a registered nurse or registered midwife in contravention of a provision of this Act.

(2) Where the Board has carried out an investigation under subsection (1), the Board shall, if it has reasonable grounds to believe that the individual the subject of the investigation—

( a) is not a registered nurse or registered midwife, and

( b) either—

(i) is practising or has practised nursing or midwifery in contravention of a provision of this Act, or

(ii) is claiming or has claimed to be a registered nurse or registered midwife,

report the matter forthwith to the Garda Síochána and the Minister and may seek an injunction in the Court requiring the person to cease the activities the Board reasonably believes to be in contravention of this Act.