Health Act 2004
Functional areas of dissolved health boards.
67.— (1) An area that before the establishment day was a functional area of—
(a) a health board,
(b) the Eastern Regional Health Authority, or
(c) an Area Health Board,
becomes on that day a functional area of the Executive with the same geographical boundaries as it had before that day.
(2) References (however expressed) in any enactment referred to in Schedule 3 to a functional area of a health board, the Eastern Regional Health Authority or an Area Health Board are on and after the establishment day to be read as references to—
(a) the corresponding functional area of the Executive or that area as redefined in accordance with this section, or
(b) if the context so requires, the area comprising all of the corresponding functional areas of the Executive or comprising all of those areas as redefined in accordance with this section.
(3) Subject to subsection (4) and section 15(2)(a) of the Civil Registration Act 2004, the Executive may, by notice published in Iris Oifigiúil, redefine for any purpose specified by it in the notice the geographical boundaries of a functional area of the Executive.
(4) If the Executive proposes to redefine the geographical boundaries of a functional area for the purpose of any function that is the subject of an agreement under section 8 with a public authority, the Executive shall consult that public authority before redefining those boundaries.