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 22nd May 2017

The Joint Committee on Health will meet at 12 noon in CR3 LH2000 on Tuesday 23 May 2017 in Public Session

(i) Engagement with Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

And then the Joint Committee on Health will meet again at 9 a.m. in CR4 LH2000 on Thursday 25 May 2017 in Public Session to consider:

(ii) Issues in relation to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its relevance for health and wellbeing (resumed) [Representatives from Center for Independent Living; and Disability Federation of Ireland will be in attendance]


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

24 May 17
Health Committee to resume discussions on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

22 May 17
Health Committee to engage with the EU Commissioner on Health and Food Safety

16 May 17
Health Committee to discuss issues surrounding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

10 May 17
Health Committee to examine the uptake of vaccinations in Ireland

2 May 17
Health Committee to examine regulation of residential centres for people with disabilities

12 April 17
Health Committee to resume examination of legislation on the regulation of cannabis for medicinal use

4 April 17
Health Committee to examine legislation on the regulation of cannabis for medicinal use with Gino Kenny TD

29 March 17
Health Committee to examine proposed legislation on the regulation of crisis pregnancy counsellors

21 March 17
Health Committee to consider legislation on Supervised Injecting Facilities

7 March 17
Health Committee to consider legislation on mandatory indemnity insurance for medical practitioners

7 March 17
Committee to look at Brexit implications on the health sector and, separately, issues relating to women’s reproductive health

6 March 17
Health Committee to examine HPRA report on Cannabis for Medicinal Use

 

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