Statutory Instruments

The Health Act 2007 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2009

Section 103 of the Health Act 2007 inserts Part 9A in the Health Act 2004 and provides for the making of protected disclosures in the health service. A disclosure made in good faith, on reasonable grounds and in accordance with the provisions of section 103 is protected. Most provisions of section 103 were commenced from 1 March 2009 by S.I. No. 27 of 2009

This Order brings into operation provisions in section 103 relating to the making of protected disclosures to the Chief Inspector of Social Services in certain circumstances. A person is not liable in damages as a consequence of making a protected disclosure to the Chief Inspector. A health service employee or an employee of a private nursing home is protected from penalisation by his or her employer for making a protected disclosure to the Chief Inspector

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