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12 1936

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE AND WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' PENSIONS ACT, 1936

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Short title, citation, and commencement.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the National Health Insurance and Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Act, 1936.

(2) Part II of this Act shall be construed as one with the National Health Insurance Acts, 1911 to 1934, as amended by Part VIII of the Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Act, 1935 (No. 29 of 1935).

(3) The National Health Insurance Acts, 1911 to 1934, so much of Part VIII of the Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Act, 1935 , as amends the said Acts, and Part II of this Act may be cited together as the National Health Insurance Acts, 1911 to 1936.

(4) Part III of this Act shall be construed as one with the Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Act, 1935 .

(5) The Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Act, 1935 , and Part III of this Act may be cited together as the Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Acts, 1935 and 1936.

(6) This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation and shall have effect as on and from the 6th day of January, 1936.

Definitions.

2. —In this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Local Government and Public Health;

the expression “the National Health Insurance Acts” means the National Health Insurance Acts, 1911 to 1934, as amended by Part VIII of the Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Act, 1935 (No. 29 of 1935), this Act and any subsequent enactment;

the expression “the Defence Forces Act” means the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923 (No. 30 of 1923);

the expression “the Unified Society” means Cumann an Árachais Náisiúnta ar Shláinte;

the expression “the appointed day under the Act of 1933” means the day appointed by the Minister under section 2 of the National Health Insurance Act, 1933 (No. 13 of 1933), to be the appointed day for the purposes of the said Act;

the expression “the Permanent Force” means the force established under Part I of the Defence Forces Act;

the expression “the Reserve Force” means the reserve force established under Part III of the Defence Forces Act;

the word “soldier” means any person who is a member of the Permanent Force, other than a person commissioned as an officer of the Permanent Force, a person who having enlisted in the Permanent Force is on enlistment appointed a cadet, or a man of the Reserve Force who is called out on permanent service under Part III of the Defence Forces Act;

the expression “army service” means service in the Permanent Force as a soldier;

the expression “member of the Reserve Force” means any person who is a member of the Reserve Force, including any person commissioned as an officer of the Reserve Force and a man of the Reserve Force who is called out on permanent service under Part III of the Defence Forces Act;

the word “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made under section 65 of the National Insurance Act, 1911, as extended by this Act.

General regulations.

3. —The purposes for which regulations may be made by the Minister under section 65 of the National Insurance Act, 1911, shall include the purpose of prescribing any matter or thing which is referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed.

Repeals.

4. —The several enactments specified in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the third column of the said Schedule.