Health Identifiers Act 2014


Data exchange agreements

31. (1) For the purposes of this Act, there may be entered into, between the Minister and a relevant body, relevant agent, professional regulatory body, health practitioner or person who falls within paragraph (b) or (c) of the definition of “specified person” in section 2(1), an agreement (in this section referred to as a “data exchange agreement”) specifying the procedures to be followed by each party to the agreement with respect to the provision of personal data between them for such of those purposes to which the agreement relates.

(2) A data exchange agreement may be varied by the parties to the agreement.

(3) The Minister shall consult with the Data Protection Commissioner in relation to a data exchange agreement before it is entered into or varied.


Modifications (not altering text):


Reference in subs. (3) to “Data Protection Commissioner” construed (25.05.2018, establishment day) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 14(2), S.I. No. 175 of 2018.

Transfer of functions of Data Protection Commissioner to Commission

14. (1) All functions that, immediately before the establishment day, were vested in the Data Protection Commissioner are transferred to the Commission.

(2) A reference in any enactment or instrument under an enactment to the Data Protection Commissioner or to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner shall be construed as a reference to the Commission.