Health Identifiers Act 2014

PART 4

Offences

21.

Offences relating to assignment of individual health identifiers

21. (1) A person shall be guilty of an offence if, for the purposes of the assigning of an individual health identifier to him or her or to another person—

(a) he or she makes a statement or representation, whether orally or in writing, that is false or misleading in a material particular, knowing the statement or representation, as the case may be, to be so false or misleading or being reckless as to whether it is so false or misleading,

(b) he or she conceals a material fact, or

(c) he or she gives, or causes or knowingly allows to be given, any information, in purported compliance with a provision of this Act, that is false or misleading in a material particular, knowing the information to be so false or misleading or being reckless as to whether it is so false or misleading.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable—

(a) on summary conviction, to a class B fine, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €100,000.