Protections for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998

Designated officers.

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F3 [ 2. (1) The Health Service Executive and the Child and Family Agency shall from time to time as occasion may require (including a case in which a direction is given under this section), appoint one or more employees of the Health Service Executive or of the Child and Family Agency as the case may be, to be a designated officer or officers for the purposes of this Act; in making any such appointment, the Health Service Executive and the Child and Family Agency shall comply with any direction under this section for the time being in force.

(2) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Health, give a direction in writing to the Health Service Executive or the Minister may give a direction in writing to the Child and Family Agency requiring it to appoint to be designated officers each person falling within a category or categories of employee of the Health Service Executive or the Child and Family Agency specified in the direction.

(3) The Minister may give a direction in writing to the Health Service Executive or the Child and Family Agency amending or revoking a direction given to it under this section (including a direction under this subsection). ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F3

Substituted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 97 and sch. 2, part 10 item 2, S.I. No. 502 of 2014.

Editorial Notes:

E3

Provision for continuation of appointment as designated officer and revocation and amendment of such appointment by the Child and Family Agency made (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 93, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

E4

Previous affecting provision: section substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7 part 9 item 1(a), S.I. No. 887 of 2004, substituted as per F-note above.