Nurses Act, 1950

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR No. 27/1950
Year1950


Number 27 of 1950.


NURSES ACT, 1950.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Definitions.

3.

Establishment date.

4.

Expenses of Minister.

5.

Repeals.

6.

Dissolution of General Nursing Council and Central Midwives Board.

PART II.

An Bord Altranais.

7.

Establishment of the Board.

8.

Seal of the Board.

9.

Number of the members of the Board.

10.

Election year.

11.

Temporary appointment by Minister of members of the Board.

12.

Appointment by Minister of members of the Board.

13.

Election of members of the Board.

14.

Terms of office of members of the Board.

15.

Resignation of members of the Board.

16.

President of the Board.

17.

Meetings and procedure of the Board.

18.

Committees of the Board.

19.

Casual vacancies in membership of the Board.

20.

Removal of member of the Board.

21.

Power to make rules.

22.

Annual report by the Board.

23.

Removal from office of members of the Board.

24.

Charging of fees by the Board.

25.

Expenses of members of the Board, the Committee or other committee of the Board.

PART III.

Midwives Committee.

26.

Establishment of the Committee.

27.

Number of members of the Committee.

28.

Temporary appointment by Minister of members of the Committee.

29.

Appointment by Minister of members of the Committee.

30.

Appointment by the Board of members of the Committee.

31.

Terms of office of members of the Committee.

32.

Resignation of members of the Committee.

33.

Chairman of the Committee.

34.

Meetings and procedure of the Committee.

35.

Casual vacancies in membership of the Committee.

36.

Removal of member of the Committee.

37.

Advice by the Committee.

38.

Disqualification of member of the Committee.

PART IV.

Officers and Servants of the Board.

39.

Officers and servants of the Board.

40.

Pensions and gratuities to or in respect of officers and servants of the Board.

PART V.

Nursing.

41.

The register of nurses.

42.

Registration in the register of nurses.

43.

Registration of certain persons trained outside the State.

44.

Rules for grant of certificates of registration, badges and uniforms of nurses and the return and cancellation of certificates of registration and certificates issued under the Act of 1944.

45.

Removal from register of nurses.

46.

Removal of the name of midwife from the midwives division.

47.

Restoration to the register of nurses.

48.

Restoration to midwives division.

49.

Appeals from the Board or the Committee.

50.

Rules for courses of training and examinations for candidates for registration in the register of nurses.

51.

Rules for courses of training and examinations for nurses.

52.

Holding of examinations, etc.

53.

Approval by the Board of hospitals and institutions suitable for training purposes.

54.

Provision of institutional, hostel or other accommodation.

55.

Scholarships.

56.

Improper assumption of title of registered nurse or midwife, etc.

57.

Profession or calling ancillary to nursing.

PART VI.

Financial Provisions.

58.

Accounts of the Board and audit thereof.

59.

Payments by Minister to the Board.

60.

Payments by health authorities to the Minister.

61.

Estimates of receipts and expenditure of the Board.

62.

Investment of moneys of the Board.

63.

Power of the Board to borrow temporarily.

64.

Contributions from the Hospitals Trust Fund.

PART VII.

Miscellaneous

65.

Advice and reports by the Board.

66.

Research work by the Board in relation to nursing.

67.

Gifts.

68.

Amendment of the Act of 1944.

PART VIII

Transitory Provisions.

69.

Property, etc., of dissolved bodies.

70.

Preservation of continuing contracts of dissolved bodies.

71.

Continuation of pending proceedings.

72.

Officers of dissolved bodies.

73.

Temporary provision for allowances or gratuities for officers and servants of Central Midwives Board.

74.

Registration under Nurses Registration (Ireland) Act, 1919.

75.

Registration under Act of 1944.

76.

Registration in register of nurses of persons removed from registration under the Nurses Registration (Ireland) Act, 1919, or the Act of 1944.

77.

Continuation of rules and application of certain provisions of the Act of 1944.

78.

Statement of receipts and expenditure of dissolved bodies.

79.

Hospitals and institutions approved before the establishment date.

80.

Adaptation of enactments, etc.

81.

Provisions in relation to Income Tax chargeable on dissolved bodies.

SCHEDULE.

Enactments Repealed.


Acts Referred to

Midwives Act, 1944

No. 10 of 1944

Health Act, 1947

No. 28 of 1947

Health Services (Financial Provisions) Act, 1947

No. 47 of 1947

Medical Practitioners Act, 1927

No. 25 of 1927


Number 27 of 1950.


NURSES ACT, 1950.


AN ACT TO MAKE FURTHER AND BETTER PROVISION FOR THE REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, CONTROL AND TRAINING OF NURSES AND FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO NURSES AND THE PRACTICE OF NURSING. [28th November, 1950.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Short title.

1.—This Act may be cited as the Nurses Act, 1950.

Definitions.

2.—In this Act—

the expression “the Act of 1944” means the Midwives Act, 1944 (No. 10 of 1944);

the expression “the Board” means An Bord Altranais established by this Act;

the expression “the Committee” means the Midwives Committee established by this Act;

the expression “dissolved body” means any body being either—

(a) the General Nursing Council, or

(b) the Central Midwives Board;

the expression “the establishment date” means the date appointed to be the establishment date for the purposes of this Act by order of the Minister made under section 3 of this Act;

the expression “health authority” has the same meaning as in the Health Act, 1947 (No. 28 of 1947);

the expression “local supervising authority” means a local supervising authority for the purposes of the Act of 1944;

the word “midwife” means a person registered in the midwives division;

the expression “the midwives division” means the division of the register of nurses applicable to midwives;

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Health;

the word “nurse” means a person registered in the register of nurses and includes a midwife and the word “nursing” includes midwifery;

the word “prescribed” means prescribed by rules;

the expression “the register of nurses” means the register of nurses maintained by the Board under section 41 of this Act;

the word “rules” means rules made under section 21 of this Act.

Establishment date.

3.—The Minister may by order appoint a day to be the establishment date for the purposes of this Act.

Expenses of Minister.

4.—The expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of this Act shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

Repeals.

5.—(1) The enactments mentioned in the second column of the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall come into operation on the establishment date.

Dissolution of General Nursing Council and Central Midwives Board.

6.—On the establishment date the General Nursing Council and the Central Midwives Board shall be by virtue of this section dissolved.

PART II.

An Bord Altranais.

Establishment of the Board.

7.—(1) On the establishment date there shall be established by virtue of this section a board to be styled and known as An Bord Altranais.

(2) The Board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and power to sue and be sued in their corporate name and to hold and dispose of land.

Seal of the Board.

8.—(1) The Board shall provide themselves with a seal, and such seal shall be authenticated by the signature of the president of the Board or some other member thereof authorised by the Board to act in that behalf and the signature of an officer of the Board authorised by the Board to act in that behalf.

(2) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of the Board, and every document purporting to be an instrument made by the Board and to be sealed with the seal (purporting to be authenicated in accordance with this section) of the Board shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without further proof unless the contrary is shown.

Number of the members of the Board.

9.—The number of the members of the Board shall be twenty-three.

Election year.

10.—The election years for the purposes of this Act shall be—

(a) the second year after the year in which the establishment date falls; and

(b) each fifth successive year thereafter.

Temporary appointment by Minister of members of the Board.

11.—(1) Before the establishment date the Minister shall appoint ten persons (being persons whose names are included in the register kept in pursuance of the Nurses Registration (Ireland) Act, 1919, or persons registered under the Act of 1944) to be members of the Board in addition to the thirteen persons mentioned in section 12 of this...

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