Next meeting:

Last updated - 18 Jan 2019, 17.13

23 Jan 2019, 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 Bill

Latest Report

Patient Safety Bill

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

Press releases

18 Dec 2018, 12.50

Health Committee to resume PLS on General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill

27 Nov 2018, 17.35

Health Committee to discuss Lyme disease in Ireland

23 Oct 2018, 12.43

Health Committee to examine overspending in 2018 health budget

Recent videos

Wed, 16 Jan 2019

Committee on Health

Cost over-runs at the new National Children’s Hospital

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Committee on Health


Pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017

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Thu, 13 Dec 2018

Committee on Health

Committee Stage consideration of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018

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Recent documents

Wed, 16 Jan

Opening statement, Tom Costello, National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

Opening statement, Tom Costello, National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (PDF)

Wed, 19 Dec

Opening Statement, Professor Deirdre Madden, School of Law, UCC

Opening Statement, Professor Deirdre Madden, School of Law, UCC (PDF)

Wed, 19 Dec

Opening statement, Professor Nóirín Hayes, School of Education, TCD

Opening statement, Professor Nóirín Hayes, School of Education, TCD (PDF)

Recent reports

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Patient Safety Bill
Joint Committee on Health report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Patient Safety Bill

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

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