Dáil Éireann - Volume 556 - 05 November, 2002
Written Answers. - Proposed Legislation.
Ms O. Mitchell Ms O. Mitchell
506. Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children if titles such as physical therapist will not be protected under any proposed legislation to regulate and register the physical therapy profession; his plans in this regard; when it is intended to publish this Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19958/02]
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin)
 Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): The general scheme of a Bill establishing a system of statutory registration for health and social care professionals has been approved by Government and submitted to the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel to the Government for drafting of a Bill based on the proposals contained in the general scheme. It is not proposed that physical therapists will be included among the first tranche of professions to participate in the system of statutory regulation.
Dáil Éireann 556 Written Answers. Proposed Legislation.