Health Act 1970

Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement.

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1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Health Act, 1970.

(2) The Health Acts, 1947 to 1966, and this Act may be cited together as the Health Acts, 1947 to 1970.

(3) The Health Acts, 1947 to 1966, and this Act shall be construed together as one Act.

(4) Save as otherwise specifically provided for, this Act shall come into operation on such day or days as, by order or orders made by the Minister under this section, may be fixed therefor either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions.

Annotations

Editorial Notes:

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A table of provisions and commencement dates is available linked from the Act at http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/isbc/1970_1.html.

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.04.1976) by Health Act, 1970, (Commencement) Order 1976 (S.I. No. 78 of 1976).

3. Section 42 of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1976.

4. Section 3 of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1976, for the purpose of effecting the repeal of the enactments specified in column (2) of the Schedule to this Order to the extent specified in column (3) of the said Schedule.

SCHEDULE

Number and Year

(1)

Short Title

(2)

Extent of Repeal

(3)

No. 18 of 1933

Public Hospitals Act, 1933

Section 14 (except subsection (6)), sections 15 to 19 and section 24 (3) and 24 (4)

No. 9 of 1940

Public Hospitals (Amendment) Act, 1940

Sections 2 to 4

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.1973) by Health Act, 1970 (Commencement) Order 1973 (S.I. No. 159 of 1973).

3. Sections 68 and 69 of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of July, 1973.

4. Section 3 of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of July, 1973, for the purpose of effecting the repeal of Section 50 of the Health Act, 1953 (No. 26 of 1953).

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.10.1972) by Health Act, 1970 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1972 (S.I. No. 240 of 1972).

3. Section 64 of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of October, 1972.

4. Section 3 of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of October, 1972, for the purpose of effecting the repeal of Section 23 of the Health Act, 1953 (No. 26 of 1953).

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.04.1972) by Health Act, 1970 (Commencement) Order 1972 (S.I. No. 87 of 1972).

3. Section 58, subsections (1), (2) and (4) of section 59 and subsection (1) of section 67 of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1972.

4. Section 3 of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1972 for the purpose of effecting the repeal of sections 14 and 51 of the Health Act, 1953 (No. 26 of 1953).

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.10.1971) by Health Act, 1970 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1971 (S.I. No. 271 of 1971).

3. Sections 52 (2), 56 (3) and 59 (3) of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of October, 1971.

4. Section 3 of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of October, 1971 for the purpose of effecting the repeal of section 15 (9) of the Health Act, 1953 (No. 26 of 1953).

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.04.1971) by Health Act, 1970 (Commencement) Order 1971 (S.I. No. 90 of 1971).

3. Section 3 of the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1971, for the purpose of effecting the repeal of the enactments specified in column (2) of the Schedule to this Order to the extent specified in Column (3) of the said Schedule.

4. Sections 6, 34 to 40, 44 to 46, 48 to 51, 52 (1), 53 to 55, 56 (1), 56 (2), 56 (4), 56 (5), 57, 60 to 63, 65, 66, 67 (2), 67 (3), 67 (4), 70 to 75, 77 and 79 to 86 of the Act and the Third Schedule shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1971.

SCHEDULE

Number and Year

Short Title

Extent of Repeal

(1)

(2)

(3)

No. 19 of 1945

Mental Treatment Act, 1945

Sections 5, 19, 96, 97 and 106, 248 (4) and 248 (5).

No. 28 of 1947

Health Act, 1947

Parts II and VII, sections 99, 102 and 104.

No. 27 of 1950

Nurses Act, 1950

Section 60.

No. 26 of 1953

Health Act, 1953

Parts II and III (except sections 14, 16 (9) and 23), sections 45 to 49, sections 52, 53 and 71.

No. 23 of 1954

Health Act, 1954

The whole Act.

No. 16 of 1957

Health and Mental Treatment Act, 1957

The whole Act.

No. 37 of 1958

Health and Mental Treatment (Amendment) Act, 1958.

The whole Act.

No. 9 of 1960

Health Authorities Act, 1960

The whole Act except sections 15 (8), 15 (9), 24 and the Fourth Schedule.

No. 18 of 1961

Nurses Act, 1961

Section 4 (3).

No. 2 of 1966

Health and Mental Treatment (Amendment) Act, 1966

The whole Act.

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Power pursuant to section exercised (12.03.1970) by Health Act, 1970 (Commencement) Order 1970 (S.I. No. 47 of 1970).

2. Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 33, 41, 43, 76 and 78 and the Second Schedule of the Health Act, 1970, shall come into operation on twelfth day of March, 1970.