Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (161)

Tom Neville


161. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Health the status of regulations to designate counsellors and psychotherapists as professionals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7602/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The draft regulations to designate the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 and to establish a registration board for the professions have, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, been laid before each House of the Oireachtas. Resolutions approving the drafts have been submitted to each House for consideration. I expect that the Houses will consider the resolutions in the coming weeks.