Health Act 1970

F109 [ General practitioner medical and surgical service for persons under 6 years of age

58B

58B. (1) The Health Service Executive shall make available without charge a general practitioner medical and surgical service for a person who is ordinarily resident in the State and has not attained the age of six years.

(2) The parent or guardian of a person shall, when requested to do so by the Health Service Executive, furnish to the Health Service Executive such information as the Health Service Executive considers necessary for it to establish that the person is, or continues to be, entitled under subsection (1) to the service referred to in that subsection.

(3) Where a parent or guardian fails or refuses to furnish the information requested by the Health Service Executive under subsection (2) within such reasonable period as is specified in the request, the Health Service Executive may treat the person concerned as if he or she was not entitled under subsection (1) to the service referred to in that subsection.

(4) Insofar as considered practicable by the Health Service Executive, a choice of medical practitioner shall be offered under the general practitioner medical and surgical service made available under this section. ]

Annotations

Amendments:

F109

Inserted (1.07.2015) by Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2014 (28/2014), s. 5, S.I. No. 267 of 2015.

F110

Substituted by Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2020 (11/2020), s. 6(b), not commenced as of date of revision.

F111

Substituted by Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2020 (11/2020), s. 5(b), not commenced as of date of revision.

F112

Substituted by Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2020 (11/2020), s. 4(b), not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C29

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (1) amended by Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2020 (11/2020), s. 6(b), not commenced as of date of revision.

58B. (1) The Health Service Executive shall make available without charge a general practitioner medical and surgical service for a person who is ordinarily resident in the State and has not attained the age of F110 [ thirteen years ].

C30

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (1) amended by Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2020 (11/2020), s. 5(b), not commenced as of date of revision.

58B. (1) The Health Service Executive shall make available without charge a general practitioner medical and surgical service for a person who is ordinarily resident in the State and has not attained the age of F111 [ ten years ].

C31

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (1) amended by Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2020 (11/2020), s. 4(b), not commenced as of date of revision.

58B. (1) The Health Service Executive shall make available without charge a general practitioner medical and surgical service for a person who is ordinarily resident in the State and has not attained the age of F112 [ eight years ].