Press Release

Guidance Document published for Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

The Guidance Document for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 has been published on the Department of Health website.

An independent committee of experts was set up in September 2013 to develop this Guidance Document for health professionals and assist them in implementing the Act.

These guidelines are designed to assist professionals in the practical operation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act. They are not clinical guidelines.

The Guidance Document includes identifying referral pathways to fulfil the requirement of the Act, and other relevant matters.

The guidelines are being made available to all the relevant professional bodies and the HSE.

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