Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (464)

Seán Fleming


464. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the legislative provisions in respect of his Department which have been passed by the Oireachtas since 2011 but have not come into effect to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24152/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Please see following table.

Name of Act

Provisions of Act not yet commenced


Nurses and Midwives Act 2011

Sections 4(2), 9(2)(g)(ii), 17(3), 37(2)(a), 39-45, 59(1) (b) (so far as it relates to a professional competence scheme), 59(2)(d), 64(5) and (6), 65(1)(b) , 84, Part 11, Sections 102(2), (3) and (5), 103

This is a comprehensive piece of legislation which is being commenced on a gradual basis.

Health (Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2013

Section 4

The Department is in on-going consultations with the Attorney General’s Office re commencement.

Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013

Section 36

This section will be commenced with effect from 1 July 2014 in accordance with the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I No. 205 of 2014)

Health (Amendment ) Act 2013

Section 4

Sections 7(e)(ii), 8, 9, 10, 11(b), 12 and 19

To be commenced but no plan at present.

Preparations for implementation as early as possible in 2014, including the finalisation of Regulations and Guidelines, are ongoing.