Regulatory Impact Analysis – Children’s Health Bill 2018

The Children’s Health Bill provides for the enhancement of children’s health services and for that purpose to establish a body to be known as Children’s Health Ireland to plan and deliver paediatric services; to provide for the transfer of employees, land, property, rights and liabilities of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to Children’s Health Ireland;

Tobacco Free Ireland Annual Report 2017

Tobacco Free Ireland (‘TFI’), the report of the Tobacco Policy Review Group, was endorsed by Government and published in October 2013. An Action Plan for TFI was published in March 2015 and one of its actions committed the Department of Health to publish an annual report on the implementation of the Plan.Considerable progress was made

Cannabis for Medical Use

The following information is for healthcare professionals, patients and others who are interested in finding out more about cannabis for medical use. It will discuss current and proposed access to potential cannabis treatment and describe the legal and policy status of cannabis.  It also describes the Minister for Health’s role and that of the prescribing

Task Force on Personalised Budgets

One of the Government’s key objectives is to provide people with disabilities with services and supports which will empower them to live independent lives, provide them with greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. To achieve this

Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure – Seventh Progress Report

In July 2013 a Working Group, chaired by Prof. Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University, was established to carry out a strategic review of medical training and career structure. The Working Group was tasked with examining and making high-level recommendations relating to training and career pathways for doctors with a view to: improving graduate retention

Expert Group to review the law of torts and the current systems for the management of clinical negligence claims – Terms of Reference

The Programme for Partnership Government stated “we will tackle the rising cost of claims by establishing an expert group to report within 6 months on options for reforming the law of torts and the current claims process, particularly when it comes to birth injuries and catastrophic injuries, and injuries that can result from vaccination.” Cognisant

General Scheme Patient Safety Bill 5 July 2018

A Bill to provide for mandatory open disclosure of serious reportable patient safety incidents, notification of reportable incidents, clinical audit to improve patient care and outcomes and extend the Health Information Quality Authority remit to private health services 5 July 2018 General Scheme Patient Safety Bill 5 July 2018

Report on the findings of the public consultation on home-care services

The consultation opened on 6th July 2017 and closed on 2nd October 2017, and was undertaken to inform the development of a statutory scheme and system of regulation for home-care services. Over 2,600 responses were received from individuals and stakeholder-organisations. The report on the findings of the public consultation was prepared by the Institute of

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