Health Act 2004
Pending legal proceedings.
64.— (1) If, immediately before the establishment day, any legal proceedings to which a specified body or Comhairle na nOspidéal is a party are pending in any court or tribunal, the Executive's name shall be substituted in the proceedings for the name of the specified body or Comhairle na nOspidéal and the proceedings shall not abate because of the substitution.
(2) Subsection (1) applies with the necessary modifications in relation to any legal proceedings to which, immediately before the establishment day, any of the following officers is, in his or her official capacity, a party:
(a) the chief executive officer of a health board;
(b) the Regional Chief Executive of the Eastern Regional Health Authority;
(c) the area chief executive of an Area Health Board.
(3) Any reference to a specified body or Comhairle na nOspidéal in an order made by a court before the establishment day shall, on the establishment day, be construed as a reference to the Executive.