Health Act, 1954

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR No. 23/1954
Year1954


Number 23 of 1954.


HEALTH ACT, 1954.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Amendment of section 15 of Health Act, 1953.

2.

Amendment of section 22 of Health Act, 1953.

3.

Amendment of section 25 of Health Act, 1953.

4.

Short title, commencement and collective citation.


Acts Referred to

Health Act 1953

No. 26 of 1953

Social Welfare Act, 1952

No. 11 of 1952


Number 23 of 1954.


HEALTH ACT, 1954.


AN ACT TO AMEND THE HEALTH ACT, 1953. [29th July, 1954.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—

Amendment of section 15 of Health Act, 1953.

1.Section 15 of the Health Act 1953 (No. 26 of 1953) (which provides for institutional and specialist services) is hereby amended by the insertion at the end of subsection (3) of “and, until such date as may be fixed by the Minister by order, to any person insured under the Social Welfare Act, 1952 (No. 11 of 1952), who, if on the 31st day of July, 1954, but by reference to his current circumstances for the purposes of insurance, he had duly claimed the hospital and convalescent home benefit which on the said 31st day of July stood prescribed under section 25 of that Act, would have been entitled to grant of his claim”.

Amendment of section 22 of Health Act, 1953.

2.Section 22 of the Health Act, 1953 (which provides for regulations in relation to health services) is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (1) of the following subsection:

“(1A) Regulations under this section may, in particular, provide for services being made available for a particular class of persons only (including, as respects sections 15 and 16 of this Act, a class which is a sub-class of any of the classes mentioned in subsection (2) of section 15).”

Amendment of section 25 of Health Act, 1953.

3.Section 25 of the Health Act, 1953 (which provides for institutional services at the choice of the patient, etc.) is hereby amended by the insertion in each of subsections (2) to (6) of “(save, until such date as may be fixed by the Minister by order, in the case of any person insured under the Social Welfare Act, 1952 (No. 11 of 1952), who, if on the 31st day of July, 1954, but by reference to his current circumstances for the purposes of insurance, he had duly claimed the hospital and convalescent home benefit which on the said 31st day of July stood prescribed under section 25 of that Act, would have been entitled to...

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