Gender Recognition Act 2015

2.

Interpretation

2. In this Act—

“Act of 2004” means the Civil Registration Act 2004;

“Act of 2007” means the Medical Practitioners Act 2007;

“Act of 2010” means the Adoption Act 2010;

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“court” means the Circuit Family Court;

“endocrinologist” means a medical practitioner who is registered in the Specialist Division of the register of medical practitioners under the medical specialty of “Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus”;

“gender recognition certificate” means a gender recognition certificate issued by the Minister;

“medical practitioner” means a medical practitioner who is for the time being registered in the register of medical practitioners;

“medical specialty” means a medical specialty recognised by the Medical Council under section 89 of the Act of 2007;

“Minister” means the Minister for Social Protection;

“ordinarily resident” in sections 9 and 10 means ordinarily resident in the State throughout the period of one year ending on the date that a person applies for a gender recognition certificate;

“preferred gender” means the gender a person applies to have specified or which is specified in a gender recognition certificate;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister;

“primary treating medical practitioner” means a person’s primary treating endocrinologist or psychiatrist in relation to the matter the subject of an application for a gender recognition certificate;

“psychiatrist” means a medical practitioner who is registered in the Specialist Division of the register of medical practitioners under the medical specialty of “Psychiatry” or under the medical specialty of “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry”;

“register of medical practitioners” means the register of medical practitioners established under section 43 of the Act of 2007.