Adoption Act 2010


Regulations relating to accredited bodies.

151.— (1) Without prejudice to the generality of section 150, the Minister shall make such regulations as he or she thinks appropriate for the purpose of ensuring that the activities specified in sections 4 and 5 are carried on only by accredited bodies.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations under this section may—

(a) prescribe the form of entries in the register of accredited bodies and the particulars to be contained in such entries,

(b) prescribe requirements in respect of applications to the Authority for registration, and for renewal of registration, in the register of accredited bodies,

(c) prescribe requirements for the purpose of section 127 (2),

(d) impose on accredited bodies and their officers or employees duties to furnish to the Authority information concerning their constitutions, membership, employees, organisation and activities,

(e) prescribe the conditions and limits in accordance with which accredited bodies shall pursue only non-profit objectives, and

(f) provide for the auditing of the composition, operation and financial management of accredited bodies.

(3) The Minister shall consult with the Authority before making regulations under this section.

(4) Regulations under this section may provide differently for bodies of persons applying for registration, or for renewal of registration, in the register of accredited bodies, in relation to different categories of activities or for accredited bodies registered in respect of different categories of activities.


Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to section exercised (4.11.2010) by Adoption Act 2010 (Accredited Bodies) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 524 of 2010), in effect as per reg. 2.