Irish Medicines Board Act 1995

Meetings of Board.


8.—(1) The Board shall hold such and as many meetings as may be necessary for the performance of its functions.

(2) The Minister shall fix the date, time and place of the first meeting of the Board.

(3) The quorum for a meeting of the Board shall be 5.

(4) At a meeting of the Board—

(a) the chairperson of the Board shall, if present, be the chairperson of the meeting, and

(b) if and so long as the chairperson of the Board is not present or if the office of the chairperson is vacant, the members of the Board who are present shall choose one of their members to be chairperson of the meeting.

(5) At a meeting of the Board, each member of the Board present shall have a vote and every question shall be determined by a majority of votes of the members present and voting on the question and, in the case of an equal division of votes, the chairperson of the meeting shall have a casting vote.

(6) The Board may act notwithstanding one or more vacancies among its members.

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(8) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board shall regulate, by standing orders or otherwise, the procedure and business of the Board.

(9) The Board shall, as soon as may be after its establishment, provide itself with a seal.

(10) The seal of the Board shall be authenticated by the signature of its chairperson or another member of the Board authorised by it to act in that behalf and by the signature of an officer of the Board authorised by it to act in that behalf.

(11) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of the Board and every document purporting to be an instrument made by the Board and to be sealed with the seal (purporting to be authenticated in accordance with subsection (10)) of the Board shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without proof unless the contrary is shown.




Deleted (16.02.2017) by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017 (1/2017), s. 5, commenced on enactment.