Veterinary Practice Act 2005

Establishment of Board.


98.—(1) Where the Minister is satisfied that—

(a) there is a sufficient number of veterinary nurses in the State to justify the establishment of a body to regulate veterinary nurses and the practice of veterinary nursing in the State, or

(b) the establishment of such a body would contribute to the regulation of the practice of veterinary nursing or the practice of veterinary medicine (other than veterinary nursing) in the State,

he or she may, after consultation with the Council, make an order providing that as on and from such a day as may be appointed by the order (in this Part to be known as the “appointed day”), there shall stand established a body which shall be known as Bord Altraí~ Tréidliachta na hÉireann or, in the English language, the Veterinary Nurses Board of Ireland, and in this Act referred to as the “Board”, to perform the functions conferred on it by or under this Act.

(2) The Board is a body corporate with perpetual succession and it has power to sue and it may be sued in its corporate name and may acquire, hold and transfer property, or an interest in property both real and personal.