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1 1970


Chapter VI

Miscellaneous Provisions Regarding Services


72. —(1) The Minister may make regulations applicable to all health boards or to one or more than one health board regarding the manner in which and the extent to which the board or boards shall make available services under this Act and generally in relation to the administration of those services.

(2) Regulations under this section may provide for any service under this Act being made available only to a particular class of the persons who have eligibility for that service.

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, regulations made under the Health Act, 1953 shall continue in operation and shall be deemed to have been made under this Act and to be capable of amendment or revocation accordingly.

Determination of doubt as to responsible Health Board.

73. —The Minister shall decide, in case of doubt or dispute regarding a particular person or persons of a particular class, which health board shall be responsible for the provision for such person or persons of such class (where appropriate) of any service under the Health Acts, 1947 to 1970.

Recovery of charges and contributions.

74. —Any charge which may be made or contribution which may be levied by a health board under the Health Acts, 1947 to 1970, or regulations thereunder may, in default of payment, be recovered as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction from the person in respect of whom the charge is made, from the person's spouse (if any) or, in case the person has died, from his legal personal representative.

False statements, etc.

75. —If any person, for the purpose of obtaining any service under the Health Acts, 1947 to 1970, whether for himself or some other person, or for any purpose connected with those Acts—

(a) knowingly makes any false statement or false representation or knowingly conceals any material fact, or

(b) produces or furnishes, or causes or knowingly allows to be produced or furnished, any document or information which he knows to be false in a material particular,

he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £100 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.