Statement by the Department of Health

The Commencement Order and Regulations for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 were signed yesterday, 19 December, with a commencement date of 1 January 2014. The HSE has been informed of the commencement date.

The regulations - which were published in draft format during the debates in the Houses of the Oireachtas - relate to the prescribed forms for the purposes of certification, notification and for applying for a review of a medical opinion.

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