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All-party committee on health services: brief for members on the structure and administration of Health Boards
Government of Ireland
The present overall administrative structure of health services generally is set out in the chart at Appendix A. The legal basis for all health services is provided by the Acts passed by the Legislature. (Further controls over health matter are provided by (i) the annual Dail debate on Health Estimates (ii) Dail Questions and (iii ) the Public Accounts Committee) . Decisions on major matters of health policy are taken by the Government, usually on the initiative of the Minister for Health. Special mention was made to the Personnel function and a new personnel staff unit was created the co-ordinating and supervising authority in regarding to the provision of health services and the implementation of health policy. The Department is organised on the basis of me Aireacht/Executive Agency model as recommended by the Public Services Organisation Review Group (Commonly known as the "Devlin Report") . In brief, the Aireacht or policy of making staff area is concerned with the formulation , direction and control of policy and overall programmes for its implementation supported by advisory bodies, as shown in the chart at Appendix A. (A full list of these advisory bodies is set out in Appendix E).
Keyword(s): GOVERNMENT; HEALTH SERVICES
Publication Date:
1972
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Government of Ireland
First Indexed: 2014-04-02 06:20:35 Last Updated: 2017-04-26 07:41:28