Nurses and Midwives Act 2011
Transitional provisions applicable to registers.
47.— (1) The Minister shall specify a date to be the date on which the register of nurses and midwives and the candidate register are to be established (the “registers establishment day”) and shall publish a notice to that effect in Iris Oifigiúil .
(2) Subject to subsection (3), a nurse or midwife whose name is, immediately before the registers establishment day, entered in the register of nurses shall, on that day, be deemed to be registered in the register of nurses and midwives and any conditions that were, immediately before that day, attached to the registration of any nurse or midwife (other than any condition that the Board considers to be redundant in view of the division or divisions in which the nurse or midwife is deemed to be registered) shall also be deemed to be attached to the registration in the register of nurses and midwives on that day.
(3) Where, immediately before the registers establishment day, the registration of a nurse or midwife entered in the register of nurses was of no effect for a specified period which is to expire after the registers establishment day, the name of the nurse or midwife shall not be deemed to be registered until the expiration of that period.