Next meeting:

Last updated - 16 Nov 2018, 16.42

21 Nov 2018, 09.00

The Joint Committee on Health will meet in CR3, LH2000.

The committee scrutinises the work of the Department of Health and its agencies and examines health policy, the future planning of health services and proposed changes to the way health care is delivered.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill

Latest Report

Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill

The Committee has agreed its report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill.

Press releases

23 Oct 2018, 12.43

Health Committee to examine overspending in 2018 health budget

16 Oct 2018, 13.57

Health Committee to hear from Speech & Language Therapists on issues around new procedure for assessment of need

9 Oct 2018, 11.43

Dr Gabriel Scally to appear before Oireachtas Health Committee

Recent videos

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

Committee on Health

Quarterly update on health issues

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018

Committee on Health

Committee Stage consideration of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 (resumed)

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Wed, 7 Nov 2018

Committee on Health

Committee Stage consideration of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 (resumed)

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Recent documents

Wed, 14 Nov

Opening statement, John Connaghan, Director General, HSE

Opening statement, John Connaghan, Director General, HSE (PDF)

Wed, 14 Nov

Opening statement, Minister Simon Harris, delivered by Minister Jim Daly

Opening statement, Minister Simon Harris, delivered by Minister Jim Daly (PDF)

Wed, 24 Oct

Opening statement, Department of Health

Opening statement, Department of Health (PDF)

Recent reports

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Joint Committee on Health, Work Programme 2018-2019

Mon, 30 Jul 2018

Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill
Joint Committee on Health report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill

Tue, 5 Jun 2018

Report on Foetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome
Committee on Health report on foetal anti-convulsant syndrome

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Health.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of health is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Health
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Pat Haran
(01) 618 3102
(076) 100 1745
health@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer
Nuala Walsh
(01) 618 3437
(086) 410 0898
nuala.walsh@oireachtas.ie