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Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act

Guidance Document for Health Professionals

The Department of Health has published a Guidance Document for Health Professionals on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013.

These guidelines are designed to assist professionals in the practical operation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act. They are not clinical guidelines.

The Guidance Document includes identifying referral pathways to fulfil the requirement of the Act, and other relevant matters.

The Guidance Document is available here.

For more information on the process that a woman must follow to see if she may have her pregnancy terminated in Ireland, please download Information for Pregnant Women on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013.