Medical Practitioners Act 2007

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Short title and commencement.

1.— (1) This Act may be cited as the Medical Practitioners Act 2007.

(2) The collective citation “the Health Acts 1947 to 2007” shall include section 57(9) .

(3) The Minister for Health and Children may, by order or orders, appoint such day or days on which this Act shall come into operation, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes and different provisions.

F1 [ (4) An order under subsection (3) may, in respect of the repeal of the Acts specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 and the revocation of the statutory instruments specified in Part 2 of that Schedule effected by section 3 , appoint different days for the repeal of different Acts or different provisions of them and the revocation of different statutory instruments or different provisions of them. ]

Annotations

Amendments:

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Inserted (21.12.2007) by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (42/2007), s. 10, commenced on enactment.

Editorial Notes:

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Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (1.05.2010) by Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 150 of 2010).

2. The 1st day of May 2010 is appointed as the day on which the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25 of 2007) (except insofar as it is already in operation) comes into operation.

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Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (16.03.2009) by Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 40 of 2009).

2. The 16th day of March 2009 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25 of 2007) (as amended by the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (No. 42 of 2007)) shall come into operation:

(a) section 3 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25 of 2007) insofar as they are not already in operation;

(b) paragraphs (a) to (d), (g) and (h) of section 7(2);

(c) section 36;

(d) Part 6;

(e) Part 9 insofar as it is not already in operation;

(f) Part 10 insofar as it is not already in operation; and

(g) Part 13 insofar as it is not already in operation other than subsections (2), (3), (4) (insofar as it applies to subsection (3)(a)) and (5) of section 104.

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Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (31.12.2008) by Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 554 of 2008).

2. The 31st day of December 2008 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25 of 2007) (as amended by the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (No. 42 of 2007)) shall come into operation:

(a) section 3(1) and Part 1 of Schedule 1 insofar as they relate to the repeal of the provisions specified in the Schedule to this Order;

(b) section 86, other than paragraphs (c) and (d) of subsection (3);

(c) section 88(9); and

(d) Part 12.

SCHEDULE

Chapter 2 of Part IV of, and the Third Schedule to, the Medical Practitioners Act 1978 (No. 4 of 1978).

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Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (3.07.2008) by Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 231 of 2008).

2. The 3rd day of July 2008 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25 of 2007) (as amended by the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (No. 42 of 2007)) shall come into operation:

(a) section 3(1) and Part 1 of Schedule 1 insofar as they relate to the repeal of the provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 1978 (No. 4 of 1978) specified in Part 1 of the Schedule to this Order but not any of those provisions insofar as they are applied by section 44 of that Act to the Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board;

(b) section 3(2) and Part 2 of Schedule 1 insofar as they relate to the revocation of the Regulations specified in Part 2 of the Schedule to this Order;

(c) Part 2 other than paragraphs (a) to (h) of section 7(2);

(d) Part 3;

(e) Part 4 insofar as it is not already in operation;

(f) Part 5 other than sections 35(3)(a) and 36;

(g) Part 7 other than subsection (1)(b) insofar as it relates to a professional competence scheme, and subsection (2)(c), of section 61;

(h) Part 8 other than section 67(1)(b);

(i) Part 9 other than sections 71(d), 72(1)(c) and 84(1)(f) and subsections (2) and (4) of section 78;

(j) subsections (1) and (4) (insofar as it applies to the said subsection (1)) of section 104 and sections 107 (other than subsection (4)) and 108 (other than subsection (2)); and

(k) Schedule 2.

SCHEDULE

PART 1

PROVISIONS OF ACT REPEALED

Parts II (other than section 25) and V and section 69 of, and the Second Schedule to, the Medical Practitioners Act 1978 (No. 4 of 1978).

PART 2

STATUTORY INSTRUMENT REVOKED

Medical Council (Election of Members) Regulations 1978 ( S.I. No. 197 of 1978 ).

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Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (13.02.2008) by Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 24 of 2008).

2. The 13 day of February 2008 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (No. 25 of 2007), as amended by the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (No. 42 of 2007), shall come into operation:

(a) section 1;

(b) section 2;

(c) section 17;

(d) section 18;

(e) subsections 2(a) and (6) of section 88.