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20 1923

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE ACT, 1923

PART I.

GENERAL.

Interpretation.

1. —In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:—

The expression “Joint Committee” means the National Health Insurance Joint Committee.

The expression “Insurance Commissioners” means the Irish Insurance Commissioners.

The expression “appointed day” means such day not later than the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, as the Insurance Commissioners may fix.

The expression “funds” includes investments and credits, and in relation to a branch includes the share of the branch in the funds of the Society of which it is a branch.

The expression “British” in relation to a Society or branch means a Society or branch having its principal office situate in Great Britain.

The expression “Irish” in relation to a Society or branch means a Society or branch having its principal office situate in Saorstát Eireann.

The expression “the Acts” means the National Health Insurance Acts, 1911 to 1921.

The National Insurance Act, 1911, the National Insurance Act, 1913, and the National Health Insurance Act, 1918, are respectively referred to as the Act of 1911, the Act of 1913, and the Act of 1918, and references to any particular provisions of those Acts shall be construed as references to those provisions as amended by any subsequent enactment.

The expression “Great Britain” shall be deemed to include Northern Ireland.