Next meeting:

Last updated - 15 Jun 2018, 16.37

20 Jun 2018, 09.30

The Select 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

Foetal anti-convulsant syndrome

Latest Report

Foetal anti-convulsant syndrome

The Committee has published a report on foetal anti-convulsant syndrome (FACS). The FACS Forum, Health Products Regulation Authority and Health Service Executive met with the Committee as it examined FACS and the use of valproate in Ireland.

Press releases

12 Jun 2018, 16.25

Health Committee to hear from HIQA and Dept of Health on Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill

29 May 2018, 11.26

Health Committee to discuss planning for home care provision

22 May 2018, 12.05

Health Committee to focus on examination of medical screening programmes

Recent videos

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

Committee on Health

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill

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Wed, 30 May 2018

Committee on Health

Regulation and future planning for Homecare Provision

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Wed, 23 May 2018

Committee on Health

Examination of medical screening programmes
National Breast Screening Programme

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Recent debates

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Joint Committee

Supports for People with Disabilities: Discussion (Resumed)

Wed, 30 May 2018

Joint Committee

Regulation of Home Care Provision: Discussion

Tue, 29 May 2018

Joint Committee

Supports for People with Disabilities: Discussion (Resumed)

Recent documents

Wed, 13 Jun

Opening statement, Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health

Opening statement, Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health (PDF)

Wed, 13 Jun

Opening statement, Phelim Quinn, Chief Executive Officer, Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)

Opening statement, Phelim Quinn, Chief Executive Officer, Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) (PDF)

Tue, 12 Jun

Opening statement, Patsy Carr, Department of Health

Opening statement, Patsy Carr, Department of Health (PDF)

Recent reports

Tue, 5 Jun 2018

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

Wed, 28 Feb 2018

Report on Scrutiny of the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2017 (PMB)
Committee on Health report on the Scrutiny of the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2017 (PMB)

Wed, 28 Feb 2018

Report on Evaluating Orphan Drugs
Committee on Health report on evaluating orphan drugs

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