Health Act 1970

Rehabilitation services.


68.(1) A health board shall make available a service for the training of disabled persons for employment suitable to their condition of health, and for the making of arrangements with employers for placing disabled persons in suitable employment.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) a health board may provide and maintain premises, workshops, farms, gardens, materials, equipment and similar facilities.

(3) A health board may provide equipment, materials or similar articles for a disabled adult person where neither the person nor the person's spouse F142[or civil partner within the meaning of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010] (if any) is able to provide for his maintenance.




Inserted (1.01.2011) by Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010), s. 170 and sch. part 5 item 5, S.I. No. 648 of 2010.

Modifications (not altering text):


References to “health board” construed as references 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:


Power pursuant to section exercised (5.07.1973) by Disabled Persons (Rehabilitation) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 186 of 1973), in effect as per reg. 2.