Dáil Éireann - Volume 539 - 26 June, 2001

Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments.

[332] 272. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of appointments made by him since becoming Minister; the relevant body each person has been appointed to; and the terms of reference of each body set up. [18887/01]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): The following is the list of appointments, made to boards under the aegis of the Department, between July 1997 and 31 May 2001. The relevant board to which each person was appointed, and the terms of reference of that board are included. The total number of appointments is included in the table at the end.

Board

Terms of Reference

No. of

Appts

from July 1997

No. of Appts 1998

No. of Appts

1999

No. of Appts

2000

No. of

Appts

2001 to date

An Bord Altranais

Registration and regulation of nurses

28

1

An Bord Uchtala

To decide on application for Adoption Orders and to register voluntary adoption society

9

2

Beaumont Hospital Board

To administer Beaumont Hospital

0

8

17

5

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Provision of central blood bank

2

5

7

Board for the Employment of the Blind

Provision for employment of Blind Persons

6

1

7

Board of the Adelaide and Meath Hospital

To operate Tallaght Hospital

1

23

Bord na Radharcmhaistoiri

Registration and regulation of Opticians

5

Comhairle na nOspideál

To regulate the number and type of consultant (and senior registrar) appointments and to specify qualifications for these levels

1

2

27

Comhairle na Nimheanna

Advice to the Minister on control of poisons

13

Dental Council

Registration and regulation of Dentists

4

Drug Treatment Centre Board

To run an outpatient treatment centre

10

Dublin Dental Hospital Board

Operation of Dental Training Hospital

13

14

1

Eastern Regional Health Authority

Fit, plan, arrange and oversee the provision of services in its functional area

16

22

12

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

To advise on issues relating to food safety, nutrition, food law and other matters related to the processing and sale of food

9

8

1

General Medical Services Board

To administer payments to doctors and pharmacists under the GMS scheme

Health Research Board

Advice to the Minister on health research and related matters

1

1

2

Health Service Employers Agency

To provide services as required by health service employers

2

8

3

Hospitals Trust Board

Administration of the Hospitals Trust Fund

1

Irish Medicines Board

The authority responsible for the licensing of Human and Veterinary medicines, and approval of clinical trials. It also acts as an advisory body to the Minister in relation to safety, control and regulation of medicines generally

1

6

[333] Board

Terms of Reference

No. of

Appts

from July 1997

No. of Appts 1998

No. of Appts

1999

No. of Appts

2000

No. of

Appts

2001 to date

Leopardstown Park Hospital

To administer the hospital

5

Medical Council

Registration and regulation of Doctors

26

1

Midland Health Board

Fit, plan, arrange and to oversee the provision of services in its functional area

14

1

16

Mid-Western Health Board

Fit, plan, arrange and to oversee the provision of services in its functional area

13

15

National Cancer Registry Board

To collect and record information in relation to the incidence of cancer and the number of cancer patients

1

National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery

To take sole charge of the continuing education and professional development of nurses and midwives

19

1

National Council for Ageing and Older People

Advice to the Minister on all aspects of the welfare of the elderly

17

15

National Rehabilitation Board

Advice to the Minister on the needs of people with disabilities and assist the Department when policies and services are being developed

1

5

National Social Work Qualifications Board

Advice to the minister on matters relating to the qualification of social workers

1

16

1

North-Eastern Health Board

Fit, plan. arrange and to oversee the provision of services in its functional area

14

17

North-Western Health Board

Fit, plan, arrange and to oversee the provision of services in its functional area

12

14

1

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

To recognise institutions for education and training of emergency medical technicians

17

Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board

Advice to the minister and the co-ordination of postgraduate medical and dental education

2

1

South-Eastern Health Board

Fit, plan, arrange and to oversee the provision of services in its functional area

15

16

Southern Health Board

Fit, plan, arrange and to oversee the provision of services in its functional area

14

19

St. James's Hospital Board

To administer the hospital

17

1

13

1

St Lukes Hospital Board

To administer the hospital

4

6

Tallaght Hospital Board

To plan and equip Tallaght Hospital

8

6

Voluntary Health Insurance Board

Provision of voluntary Health insurance

2

Western Health Board

Fit, plan, arrange and to oversee the provision of services in its functional area

14

2

17

Women's Health Council

Advice to the minister on all aspects of women's health

15

10

Totals

180

76

323

84

68