Useful Links: Legislation Acts

Charities Legislation
Links to relevant legislation and Consultation documents:
Health (Repayment Scheme) Bill 2006
The Bill provides a clear legal framework for a scheme to repay recoverable health charges (i.e. those found to be wrongfully imposed) to fully eligible persons for publicly funded long term residential care.  A copy of the Explanatory Memorandum is available here.
The overall function of the Law Reform Commission is to keep the law under review and make recommendations for its reform.  Some recent consultation papers include:
Bill entitled an Act to reform the law concerning mental capacity, to provide for informal decision-making on behalf of adult persons who lack capacity in certain circumstances, to establish a Guardianship Board which may appoint Personal Guardians to deal with the property, financial matters and welfare of adult persons who lack capacity, to confer jurisdiction on the High Court in certain matters, to provide for the establishment of the office of Public Guardian and to set out the functions and powers of the Public Guardian, to amend and repeal various enactments for this purpose, and for related matters.  Introduced to the Seanad on 12 February 2007.
Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005:  This Guide is aimed at safety and health practitioners, employers, managers, employees, safety representatives and others to give guidance on the 2005 Act. The objective of the Guide is to give general guidance aimed at the prevention of occupational accidents or ill health. It is not intended as a legal interpretation of the legislation. 
A Short Guide to the Act:  This booklet is designed to provide a brief overview of the responsibilities of key stakeholders including employers and workers under Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.
Paper on Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 prepared by : Eileen Costello-Conneely, Quality Co-ordinator, Ability West (formerly known as Galway Association).