Joint Committee on Health

This Committee plays an important role in scrutinising the work of the Department of Health and its agencies, as well as examining current health policy, assessing the future planning of health services and scrutinising any proposed changes to the way healthcare is delivered in this country.

What's on this week

Week commencing Monday 27th March 2017

The Joint Committee on Health will meet in Public Session on Thursday 30th March 2017 in CR4 LH2000 at 9.00 a.m. to consider the following:

Session A: 9.00 a.m.

(i)  Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals: Schedule B: COM(2017)72 and COM(2017)119

(ii)  Detailed Scrutiny of the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2016  [PMB] [Mr. Brendan Howlin, T.D. will be in attendance]; and

Session B: 10.30 a.m.

(ii) Detailed Scrutiny of the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2016 [PMB] [Officials from the Department of Health will be in attendance].

 

The Joint Committee on Health previously sought Submissions in December 2016 on the General Scheme of the Health Information and Patient Safety Bill, other than Parts 6 and 7.  Please see the Submissions page for further details. 

The closing date for receipt of submissions was Friday 20th January 2017 at 3.00 p.m.

Note Committee meetings held in Public Session can be watched live online and are often televised live on the Oireachtas TV channel, which is available on Virgin Media 207 and Sky 574. Meetings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App which is available to download free of charge in iTunes and Google Play.

News from the Committee

7 February 17
Health Committee to consider the findings of the Herity Report on a second cath lab in Waterford

13 December 16
Health Committee to examine proposed legislation on health information and patient safety

7 December 16
Health Committee to conduct pre-legislative scrutiny on the practice of Open Disclosure in the Health Service

30 November 16
Health Committee to conduct pre-legislative scrutiny on supervised injecting centres

 

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