Status of Children Act 1987

Regulations for purpose of giving effect to this Part.


41.(1) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of giving effect to this Part.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, regulations made under this section may in particular—

(a) regulate the taking, identification and transport of F16[bodily samples];

(b) require the production at the time when a F16[bodily sample] is to be taken of such evidence of the identity of the person from whom it is to be taken as may be prescribed by the regulations;

F16[(c) require any person from whom a bodily sample that is a blood sample is to be taken or, in such cases as may be prescribed by the regulations, such other person as may be so prescribed, to state in writing whether he had during such period as may be specified in the regulations

(i) suffered from any such illness as may be so specified, or

(ii) received a transfusion of blood or such other medical treatment as may be so specified;]

(d) prescribe the form of any report to be made to a court under this Part.

(3) Every regulation made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.




Substituted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 85, S.I. No. 12 of 2016.

Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to section exercised (5.09.1988) by Blood Tests (Parentage) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 215 of 1988).