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Number 6 of 1978


HEALTH CONTRIBUTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1978


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Amendment of section 3 of Health Contributions Act, 1971.

2.

Short title, collective citation and commencement.

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Number 6 of 1978


HEALTH CONTRIBUTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1978


AN ACT TO AMEND THE HEALTH CONTRIBUTIONS ACT, 1971 . [21st March, 1978]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Amendment of section 3 of Health Contributions Act, 1971ss.

1. Section 3 of the Health Contributions Act, 1971 , is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1) (inserted by section 1 of the Health Contributions (Amendment) Act, 1977 ):

“(1) In the period beginning on the 1st day of April, 1978, and ending on the date specified by order for the purposes of subsection (2) of this section, health contributions shall be—

(a) in the case of a person insured under the Act of 1952 to whom section 4 or 5 of this Act applies, at the weekly rate of fifty new pence, and

(b) in the case of any other person, at the annual rate of £24, and the latter shall be collected at such intervals as may be prescribed.”.

Short title, collective citation and commencement.

2. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Health Contributions (Amendment) Act, 1978.

(2) The Health Contributions Acts, 1971 to 1977, and this Act may be cited together as the Health Contributions Acts, 1971 to 1978.

(3) This Act shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 1978.


Acts Referred to

Health Contributions Act, 1971

1971, No. 21.

Health Contributions (Amendment) Act, 1977

1977, No. 2.