Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (965)

Neale Richmond

Ceist:

965. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Health his plans to address the lack of oversight in an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27216/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Charities Regulatory Authority is Ireland's statutory regulator for charitable organisations, and its mission is to regulate the charity sector in the public interest to ensure compliance with the law and to support best practice in the governance, management and administration of charities. The Charities Regulatory Authority is an independent regulatory agency under the aegis of the Department of Rural and Community Development. 

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is an independent statutory agency under the aegis of my Department, and has oversight responsibilities relating to standards, education and training in the field of pre-hospital emergency care. Voluntary or charitable organisations seeking to provide pre-hospital emergency services in Ireland can apply to be registered with PHECC to implement specific clinical practice guidelines, or to deliver recognised courses relating to pre-hospital emergency care.