Health Act 2004
F151[Definition of expressions in this Part.
55A.— In this Part and Schedule 2A:
‘actions’ means anything done or omitted to be done;
‘authorised person’ means, unless otherwise specified, a person appointed in accordance with section 55H(3);
‘chief inspector’ means the person who is appointed to the Office of the Chief Inspector of Social Services in accordance with section 40 of the Health Act 2007;
‘designated centre’ means a designated centre as defined in section 2 (1) of the Health Act 2007;
‘employee’ means a person who has entered into or works under (or, where the employment has ceased, had entered into or worked under) a contract of employment with or is (or was) placed for the purpose of vocational training with any of the following:
(a) the Executive;
(b) another person providing a service similar to a service provided by the Executive who employs or has a contractual arrangement with a person registered with a professional regulatory body;
(c) a service provider;
(d) any other person receiving assistance in accordance with section 39 of this Act or section 10 of the Child Care Act 1991 ;
(e) a designated centre other than a designated centre operated by a relevant body;
(f) a mental health service other than a mental health service operated by a relevant body;
(g) a body established under the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act 1961 ; or
(h) any other person who provides a service for the purpose of providing staff to any of the persons or bodies referred to in paragraphs (a) to (g);
‘employer’, in relation to an employee, means a person or body (including a service provider or designated centre or mental health service) listed in the definition of ‘employee’;
‘Health Information and Quality Authority’ means the body established in accordance with section 6 of the Health Act 2007;
‘mental health services’ means mental health services as defined in section 2 (1) of the Mental Health Act 2001 ;
‘Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland’ means the body constituted in accordance with section 4 of the Pharmacy Act (Ireland) 1875;
‘professional regulatory body’ means—
(a) an Bord Altranais,
(b) the Dental Council,
(c) the Health and Social Care Professionals Council,
(d) the Medical Council, or
(e) the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland;
‘relevant body’ means—
(a) the Executive,
(b) a service provider,
(c) any other person who has received or is receiving assistance in accordance with section 39 of this Act or section 10 of the Child Care Act 1991, or
(d) a body established under the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act 1961 ;
‘Scheduled body’ means a body referred to in Schedule 2A.]
Inserted (1.03.2009) by Health Act 2007 (23/2007), s. 103(1), S.I. No. 27 of 2009.
Modifications (not altering text):
Terms "Medical Council" and "Medical Registration Council" construed (3.07.2008) by Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (25/2007), s. 108(3), S.I. No. 231 of 2008, art. 2(j).
Construction of references to registered medical practitioner and Medical Council, etc.
(3) Every reference to—
(a) the Medical Council, or
(b) the Medical Registration Council,
contained in any other enactment or any statutory instrument shall be construed as the Council within the meaning of section 2.