Health Act 1970

Change of circumstances.


49.(1) Where a person is recorded by a health board as entitled, because of specified circumstances, to a service provided by the board under the Health Acts, 1947 to 1970, he shall notify the board of any change in those circumstances which disentitles him to the service.

F76[(1A) A person who has attained the age of 70 years before 1 January 2009 and who has received confirmation before that date from the Health Service Executive, or has communicated in writing before that date with the Health Service Executive with a view to receiving confirmation from it, that he or she has full eligibility for the services under this Part shall, no later than 2 March 2009

(a) review his or her gross income from all sources, other than the sources referred to in section 45A(5), and

(b) notify the Health Service Executive if he or she has concluded that that income exceeds the relevant gross income limit set out in section 45A, unless the person has received confirmation from the Health Service Executive that he or she has full eligibility for the services under this Part otherwise than under section 45(5A).]

(2) A person who knowingly contravenes subsection (1) F76[or (1A)] shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £50.




Inserted (1.01.2009) by Health Act 2008 (21/2008), s. 7(a), (b), commenced as per s. 1(2).

Modifications (not altering text):


Reference to “health board” in subs. (1) construed as reference to Health Service Executive (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), ss. 56(a), 66, S.I. No. 887 of 2004.

Definitions (Part 10).

56.—In this Part “specified body” means—

(a) the health boards,


References to specified bodies.

66.—Subject to this Act, references (however expressed) to a specified body in any Act passed before the establishment day, or in any instrument made before that day under an Act, are to be read as references to the Executive, unless the context otherwise requires.

Editorial Notes:


A fine of £50 converted (1.01.1999) to €63.49. This translates into a Class D fine not exceeding €1,000 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 7(2) and table ref. no. 5, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.