I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment No. 8:
In page 55, Second Schedule, in the second line of paragraph (2), the words "medical officers of health" deleted and the words "registered medical practitioners" inserted; and in the fourth line of paragraph (2), the word "officers" deleted and the word "practitioners" substituted.
In the Schedule we speak of medical officers of health but under the new arrangement it will be quite possible that every medical man, in addition to the medical officer of health, will be called upon to deal with health matters. It was thought better, therefore, to insert the words "registered medical practitioners" rather than "medical officers of health".