Medical Practitioners Act 2007

Enactment Date07 May 2007
Act Number25


Number 25 of 2007


MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS ACT 2007

REVISED

Updated to 14 March 2022


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Sea-Fisheries (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (2/2022), enacted 15 March 2022, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 115 of 2022), made 10 March 2022, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 25 of 2007


MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS ACT 2007

REVISED

Updated to 14 March 2022


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was first passed.

Related legislation

Health Acts 1947 to 2020: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), s. 1(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Health Act 1947 (28/1947)

Health Act 1953 (26/1953) (citation only)

Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies) Act 1960 (46/1960) (citation only)

Health Act 1970 (1/1970)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 (12/1977), s. 36 and s. 42 in so far as it amends the Health Acts 1947 to 1970 (citation only)

Health (Family Planning) Act 1979 (20/1979)

Health (Amendment) Act 1986 (10/1986)

Health (Amendment) Act 1987 (3/1987)

Health (Nursing Homes) Act 1990 (23/1990)

Health (Amendment) Act 1991 (15/1991), other than s. 8

Health (Amendment) Act 1994 (11/1994)

Health (Amendment) Act 1996 (15/1996)

Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1996 (23/1996)

Health (Amendment) (No. 3) Act 1996 (32/1996), other than ss. 21 and 22

Health (Provision of Information) Act 1997 (9/1997)

Health (Eastern Regional Health Authority) Act 1999 (13/1999)

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2001 (14/2001), except in so far as it relates to the Tobacco (Health Promotion and Protection) Act 1988 (citation only)

Health Act 2004 (42/2004)

Health (Amendment) Act 2005 (3/2005), in so far as it amends the Health Acts 1947 to 2004

Irish Medicines Board (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (3/2006), Part 5

Health (Repayment Scheme) Act 2006 (17/2006)

Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal (Amendment) Act 2006 (22/2006), except s. 6

Health (Nursing Homes) (Amendment) Act 2007 (1/2007)

Health Act 2007 (23/2007)

Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (25/2007), s. 57(9) (citation only)

Health Act 2008 (21/2008)

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (25/2009), s. 64

Health (Amendment) Act 2010 (15/2010) (citation only)

Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2010 (20/2010)

Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), ss. 35 and 36 (citation only)

Health (Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2013 (10/2013)

Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 (14/2013), s. 30 (citation only)

Health Service Executive (Governance) Act 2013 (23/2013)

Health (Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) (No. 2) Act 2013 (42/2013) (citation only)

Local Government Reform Act (1/2014), the amendment to the Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies) Act 1960 provided for in section 5 (6) and sch. 2, part 6.

Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Act 2014 (17/2014)

Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2014 (28/2014)

Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2015 (19/2015)

Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2018 (13/2018)

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019 (8/2019), Part 2

Health Service Executive (Governance) Act 2019 (17/2019), other than Part 3

Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2020 (11/2020)

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), Part 2

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Health Act 1954 (23/1954)

Health and Mental Treatment Act 1957 (16/1957), s. 1

Health and Mental Treatment (Amendment) Act 1958 (37/1958), s.1

Health (Homes For Incapacitated Persons) Act 1964 (8/1964)

Health and Mental Treatment (Amendment) Act 1966 (2/1966), s. 1

Health (Mental Services) Act 1981 (17/1981)

Health (Family Planning) (Amendment) Act 1985 (4/1985)

Health (Amendment) Act 2004 (19/2004)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions. A version without annotations, showing only textual amendments, is also available.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020)

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (2/2020)

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2017 (10/2017)

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2014 (28/2014)

Health Identifiers Act 2014 (15/2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014)

Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 (14/2013)

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (47/2012)

Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods Act 2013 (14/2013)

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2011 (12/2011)

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 (10/2011)

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010 (18/2010)

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (42/2007)

Pharmacy Act 2007 (20/2007)

Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (7/2004)

All Acts up to and including Sea-Fisheries (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (2/2022), enacted 15 March 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Special measures registration having regard to Covid-19) (No. 2) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 684 of 2021)

Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Special measures registration having regard to Covid-19) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 298 of 2021)

Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Special Measures Registration having regard to Covid-19) (No. 2) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 690 of 2020)

Rules for the Fitness to Practise Committee and Subcommittees of the Fitness to Practise Committee 2020 (S.I. No. 355 of 2020)

Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (Special Measures Registration Having Regard to Covid 19) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 272 of 2020)

Medical Council (Evidence of Indemnity) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 222 of 2018)

European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 8 of 2017)

Medical Council Rules in Respect of the Duties of Council in Relation to Medical Education and Training (Section 88 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007) (S.I. No. 685 of 2016)

European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications relating to the Professions of Dentist, Medical Practitioner, Nurse and Midwife) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 7 of 2014)

Rules Specifying Examinations and Criteria for Registration in the Supervised Division Pursuant to the Medical Practitioners (Amenment) Act 2011 (S.I. No. 208 of 2013)

Medical Council (Election of Registered Medical Practitioners) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 22 of 2013)

Medical Council Rules in Respect of the Duties of Council in Relation to Medical Education and Training (Section 88 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007) (S.I. No. 588 of 2012)

Medical Council Annual Retention Rules (S.I. No. 171 of 2012)

Medical Council - Rules for the Maintenance of Professional Competence (No. 2) (S.I. No. 741 of 2011)

Rules Specifying Examinations and Criteria for Registration in the Supervised Division Pursuant to the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2011 (S. I. No. 733 of 2011)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

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