Health Act 2007

79.

Offences.

79.— (1) A person is guilty of an offence if the person—

( a) fails to discharge a duty to which the person is subject under section 69 (3) , or

( b) contravenes section 46 , 47 , or 77 .

(2) A registered provider carrying on the business of a designated centre is guilty of an offence if the registered provider—

( a) fails to discharge a duty to which the registered provider is subject under section 56(1 or 65 ,

( b) contravenes section 56(2) , (3) or (4), or 66(1) ,

( c) fails to discharge a duty to which the registered provider is subject under a provision of the regulations,

( d) contravenes a provision of the regulations, or

( e) fails to comply with a condition of the registration of the designated centre.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable—

( a) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding €70,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or both.

(4) A registered provider guilty of an offence under subsection (2) is liable—

( a) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding €70,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or both.