Health Identifiers Act 2014

14.

Establishment and maintenance of National Register of Health Services Provider Identifiers

14. (1) The Minister shall establish and maintain a register, to be known as the National Register of Health Services Provider Identifiers, consisting of Parts A, B, C, D and E and containing—

(a) in Part A of the Register, in relation to each health practitioner referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of “health services provider” in section 2(1) who has been assigned a health services provider identifier—

(i) the health services provider identifier, and

(ii) the following particulars to the extent that they are known:

(I) surname;

(II) forename;

(III) business address and, if different, the place of employment and name of employer;

(IV) the name of the professional regulatory body with which the practitioner is registered and the registration number assigned to the practitioner by that body;

(V) subject to subsection (2), any other particulars prescribed for the purposes of this clause that, in the opinion of the Minister, are relevant to identifying the practitioner,

(b) in Part B of the Register, in relation to each relevant body referred to in paragraph (b) of the definition of “health services provider” in section 2(1) which has been assigned a health services provider identifier—

(i) the health services provider identifier, and

(ii) the following particulars to the extent that they are known:

(I) its legal name and, where applicable, the name under which it trades;

(II) its business address;

(III) the locations at which it provides health services and a description of those services;

(IV) any other particulars prescribed for the purposes of this clause that, in the opinion of the Minister, are relevant to identifying the body and the health services it provides,

(c) in Part Cof the Register, in relation to a relevant employee referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition of “health services provider” in section 2(1) who has been assigned a health services provider identifier—

(i) the health services provider identifier, and

(ii) the following particulars to the extent that they are known:

(I) surname;

(II) forename;

(III) the capacity in which he or she is a relevant employee, the place at which he or she is employed as a relevant employee and the name and health services provider identifier of the health services provider who is his or her employer;

(IV) subject to subsection (2), any other particulars prescribed for the purposes of this clause that, in the opinion of the Minister, are relevant to identifying the relevant employee,

(d) in Part D of the Register, in relation to each relevant agent referred to in paragraph (d) of the definition of “health services provider” in section 2(1) who has been assigned a health services provider identifier—

(i) the health services provider identifier, and

(ii) the following particulars to the extent that they are known:

(I) surname;

(II) forename;

(III) the capacity in which he or she is a relevant agent, the place at which he or she acts as a relevant agent and the name and health services provider identifier of the health services provider who is the relevant agent’s principal;

(IV) subject to subsection (2), any other particulars prescribed for the purposes of this clause that, in the opinion of the Minister, are relevant to identifying the relevant agent,

and

(e) in Part Eof the Register, in relation to a relevant agent referred to in paragraph (e) of the definition of “health services provider” in section 2(1) which has been assigned a health services provider identifier—

(i) the health services provider identifier, and

(ii) the following particulars to the extent that they are known:

(I) its legal name and, where applicable, the name under which it trades;

(II) its business address;

(III) the capacity in which it is a relevant agent, the place at which it acts as a relevant agent and the name and health services provider identifier of the health services provider who is the relevant agent’s principal;

(IV) any other particulars prescribed for the purposes of this clause that, in the opinion of the Minister, are relevant to identifying the relevant agent.

(2) The Minister shall not exercise his or her power to prescribe particulars referred to in subsection (1) (a)(ii)(V), (c)(ii)(IV) or (d)(ii)(IV) except after consultation with the Data Protection Commissioner.

(3) Where a health services provider who has been assigned a health services provider identifier ceases to be a health services provider (including any case where a health services provider who is an individual dies), the former health services provider’s relevant information (health service provider) may continue to be contained in the National Register of Health Services Provider Identifiers and the Minister shall, in any such case where the Minister becomes aware of such cesser, cause a notation, indicating that the health services provider has ceased to be a health services provider and the date of the cesser concerned, to be entered in the Register in relation to the former health services provider’s health services provider identifier.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

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Reference in subs. (2) to “Data Protection Commissioner” construed (25.05.2018, establishment day) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 14(2), S.I. No. 175 of 2018.

Transfer of functions of Data Protection Commissioner to Commission

14. (1) All functions that, immediately before the establishment day, were vested in the Data Protection Commissioner are transferred to the Commission.

(2) A reference in any enactment or instrument under an enactment to the Data Protection Commissioner or to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner shall be construed as a reference to the Commission.

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