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Vacancies on State Boards

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 10 July 2018

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Ceisteanna (602)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

602. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health the number of vacancies on State boards under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30588/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The nomination and appointment process for statutory boards under the aegis of my Department is set out in legislation. In line with Government Decision SI80/20/10/1617 of 2014 and Guidelines set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform relating to the advertising for expressions of interest in vacancies on State Boards, my Department in conjunction with the Public Appointments Service (PAS) currently advertises for board vacancies as they arise, where I, as Minister for Health, have nominating rights under relevant legislation. I also appoint members on the nomination of various bodies, again in accordance with relevant legislation.

The following table sets out the information requested by the Deputy.

State Board

Current Vacancies

Beaumont Hospital Board

1

Consultative Council on Hepatitis C

2

Dental Council

1

Dietitians Registration Board

1

Food Safety Authority Of Ireland

1

Health and Social Care Professionals Council

1

Health Information and Quality Authority

1

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

1

National Cancer Registry Board

2

National Haemophilia Council

2

National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

1

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

2

Occupational Therapists Registration Board

3

Optical Registration Board

2

Physiotherapists Registration Board

6

Radiographers Registration Board

1

Speech and Language Therapists Registration Board

3

St. James's Hospital Board

3

Tallaght Hospital Board

1

Voluntary Health Insurance Board

2

My Department in conjunction with PAS is currently advertising for position of Chair of the HSE board. The legislation establishing the board of the HSE is being drafted as a priority and I hope to bring the legislation through as soon as possible in 2018.

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