Statutory Instruments

Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015

This Order commences the following provisions of the Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2015 (No. 19 of 2015) with effect from 5 August 2015:
• section 1;
• section 3, insofar as it applies to persons other than persons who come within a category mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of section 58(1) of the Act of 1970; and
• section 4.
The Act amends the Health Act 1970 (as amended) to provide for a universal general practitioner service to be made available without fees to all persons aged 70 years and over. In addition, the Act provides that dependants, including
spouses or partners, of a person over 70 years of age will have access to a GP service, without fees, where the existing income qualifying criteria are met.

Download S.I. No. 348 of 2015 here.