Health Act 2004

Laying of regulations and orders before Houses of Oireachtas.


80.— (1) The Minister shall ensure that every regulation and every order made by the Minister under this Act (other than an order under section 3 or 4) is laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as practicable after it is made.

(2) Either House of the Oireachtas may, by a resolution passed within 21 sitting days after the day on which a regulation or order is laid before it under this section, annul the regulation or order.

(3) The annulment of a regulation or order under subsection (2) takes effect immediately on the passing of the resolution concerned, but does not affect the validity of anything done under the regulation or order before the passing of that resolution.

F256[(4) Every order under subsection (4) of section 78 shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House sits after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.]




Inserted (1.03.2023) by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (6/2022), s. 47, S.I. No. 666 of 2022.