Health Act 1970

Information and advice on health.


71.(1) The Minister may make arrangements for the dissemination of information and advice on matters relating to health and health services.

F143[(2) A health board shall, in respect of its functional area, develop and implement health promotion programmes, having regard to the needs of people residing in its functional area and the policies and objectives of the Minister in relation to health promotion generally.]




Substituted (6.11.1996) by Health (Amendment) (No. 3) Act 1996 (32/1996), s. 17(g), commenced on enactment.

Modifications (not altering text):


Reference to “health board” 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.