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Last updated - 20 May 2019, 09.42

There are currently no scheduled meetings for this Committee.

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

New Standard Operating Procedure

Latest Report

New Standard Operating Procedure

The Committee has agreed its Report on the New Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need under the Disability Act 2005.

Press releases

12 Mar 2019, 13.54

Health Committee to hear from Chair Designate of National Paediatric Hospital

26 Feb 2019, 16.29

Health Committee to continue PLS on Assisted Human Reproduction Bill with LGBT Ireland

12 Feb 2019, 11.12

Health Committee to receive update on CervicalCheck Programme

Recent videos

Wed, 15 May 2019

Committee on Health

National Oral Health Policy

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Wed, 8 May 2019

Committee on Health

Review of services for those living with a neurological condition

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

Committee on Health

Committee Stage consideration of the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2018

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Recent documents

Wed, 15 May

Opening Statement, Dr. John Marley, Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI

Opening Statement, Dr. John Marley, Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI (PDF)

Wed, 15 May

Opening Statement, Fintan Hourihan, Chief Executive, Irish Dental Association

Opening Statement, Fintan Hourihan, Chief Executive, Irish Dental Association (PDF)

Wed, 8 May

Opening statement, Magdalen Rogers, Executive Director, Neurological Alliance of Ireland

Opening statement, Magdalen Rogers, Executive Director, Neurological Alliance of Ireland (PDF)

Recent reports

Wed, 23 Jan 2019

Report on the New Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need under the Disability Act 2005
Joint Committee on Health report on the New Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need under the Disability Act 2005

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

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:
Ted McEnery
(01) 618 3102
(076) 100 1862

health@oireachtas.ie

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