Health Act 1970

Amendment of hospital charters, etc.

76

76. (1) The Minister may by order, on the application of the governing body of a hospital, amend a charter or private Act relating to that hospital.

(2) A draft of an order which it is proposed to make under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each House.

(3) Before laying the draft of an order under this section before each House of the Oireachtas, the Minister shall consult the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests for Ireland.

Annotations

Modifications (not altering text):

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Powers of Minister under section extended (15.07.1996) by Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1996 (23/1996), s. 2, commenced on enactment.

Powers of Minister under section 76 of Health Act, 1970.

2. (1) Where the Minister considers that any re-organisation or extension of the provision of hospital services in connection with which an order under the relevant section is proposed to be made would be more effectually carried out by including a provision in such an order—

( a) providing for the establishment of a body corporate and the assignment of a title to it, and

( b) where the said order relates to the charter of a hospital, providing that the provisions of that charter shall, in lieu of applying or having effect in relation to the body incorporated by that charter, be deemed to apply and have effect in relation to the body corporate established by the said provision,

the Minister may include such a provision in that order.

(2) An order under the relevant section which contains the provision referred to in subsection (1) of this section may also provide for—

( a) the transfer to the body corporate established by the said provision of such of the functions, property, rights, liabilities or members of staff of—

(i) the first-mentioned body in subsection (1) (b) of this section (hereafter in this section referred to as “ the original body”),

(ii) any other hospital, or any body corporate established under the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1961, involved in the re-organisation or extension of hospital services in connection with which the order is made, or

(iii) the Central Council of the Federated Dublin Voluntary Hospitals,

as is or are specified in the order,

( b) the conferral of such powers on the original body as, in the opinion of the Minister, are necessary, in consequence of the disapplication to it of the provisions of the charter concerned by the said provision, to enable it to wind up its affairs or otherwise deal with any property, rights or liabilities of it, and

( c) any matters consequential on, or incidental to, the matters referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection.

(3) ( a) The Minister may, on the application of the body corporate established by an order under the relevant section, by order, amend that order.

( b) Subsections (2) and (3) of the relevant section shall apply to an order under this subsection as they apply to an order under the relevant section.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (2) of the relevant section, a draft of an order under that section containing the provision referred to in subsection (1) of this section and providing for one or more than one of the matters referred to in subsection (2) of this section may be laid before each House of the Oireachtas, and a resolution approving of that draft may be passed by each such House, notwithstanding that such laying and the passing by each such House of such a resolution take place before the passing of this Act.

Editorial Notes:

E427

Power pursuant to section exercised (17.11.2014) by Saint Patrick’s Hospital Dublin (Charter Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 517 of 2014).

E428

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.10.2003) by Health Act 1970 (Section 76) Simpson's Hospital Estate Act (Amendment) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 516 of 2003).

E429

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.08.1996) by Health Act 1970 (Section 76) (Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin Incorporating The National Children’s Hospital) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 228 of 1996), in effect as per reg. 2.

E430

Power pursuant to section exercised (15.07.1991) by Royal Hospital, Donnybrook (Charter Amendment) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 194 of 1991).

E431

Power pursuant to section exercised (9.12.1980) by Adelaide Hospital (Charter Amendment) Order 1980 (S.I. No. 374 of 1980).

E432

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.07.1974) by Royal Hospital For Incurables, Dublin (Charter Amendment) Order 1974 (S.I. No. 244 of 1974).

E433

Power pursuant to section exercised (26.05.1972) by Rotunda Hospital (Amendment of Charter) Order 1972 (S.I. No. 137 of 1972).