Irish Medicines Board Act 1995

Charges for services.


14.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Board may make such charges as it considers appropriate in consideration of the performance by it of its functions, the provision by it of services (other than a service consisting of the provision of advice for the Minister or the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry) and the carrying on by it of activities and may sell, for such prices as it considers appropriate, anything produced by the Board and may enter into contracts, upon such terms and conditions as it considers appropriate.

(2) The determination of the amounts of charges by the Board for advisory services shall be subject to the approval of the Minister.

(3) Charges, prices and payments under subsection (1) in respect of functions performed, services provided, activities carried on or things sold, shall not, save with the approval of the Minister, be less than the cost of the performance of the function, the provision of the service, the carrying on of the activity or the production and development of the thing, as the case may be.

(4) The Board may recover, as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction, from the person by whom it is payable any amount due and owing to it under subsection (1).