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

10 Jul 2018, 15.29

Health Committee to discuss delays in admissions & outpatient appointments

3 Jul 2018, 11.23

Health Committee to discuss hospital overcrowding

26 Jun 2018, 12.38

Health Committee to discuss issues around new procedure for assessment of need under the Disability Act 2005

Recent videos

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

Committee on Health

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals
Hospital overcrowding and delays in admissions and outpatient appointments (resumed)

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Wed, 4 Jul 2018

Committee on Health

Hospital overcrowding and delays in admissions and outpatient appointments

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018

Committee on Health

New Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need under the Disability Act 2005

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Recent debates

Wed, 4 Jul 2018

Joint Committee

Hospital Services: Discussion

Wed, 27 Jun 2018

Joint Committee

New Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need under the Disability Act 2005: Discussion

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Select Committee

Message to Dáil

Recent documents

Wed, 11 Jul

Opening statement, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO)

Opening statement, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) (PDF)

Wed, 11 Jul

Opening statement, Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA)

Opening statement, Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) (PDF)

Wed, 4 Jul

Opening Statement, Paul Bolger, Director, Scheduled and Unscheduled Care Performance Unit, Department of Health

Opening Statement, Paul Bolger, Director, Scheduled and Unscheduled Care Performance Unit, Department of Health (PDF)

Recent reports

Wed, 11 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

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)

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