Health Act 1970

F77 [ In-patient services.


51. In this Part

acute in-patient services means in-patient services provided

( a ) in a hospital for the care and treatment of patients with acute ailments (including psychiatric ailments), and

( b ) to persons requiring medically acute care and treatment F78 [ (including care and treatment in respect of motherhood or termination of pregnancy) ] ;

in-patient services means institutional services provided for persons while maintained in a hospital, convalescent home or home for persons suffering from physical or mental disability or in accommodation ancillary thereto;

long-term residential care services means long-term residential care services within the meaning of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 . ]




Substituted (2.09.2016) by Health (Amendment) Act 2013 (31/2013), s. 8, S.I. No. 466 of 2016.


Substituted (1.01.2019) by Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 (31/2018), s. 26(b), S.I. No. 594 of 2018.