Dáil debates

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions on Promised Legislation

 

12:35 pm

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

Regarding the issue of open disclosure, which was at the heart of the CervicalCheck scandal, the Civil Liability (Amendment) Act was passed in 2017. Part 4 of the Act concerned the facilitation of full open disclosure by medical personnel in our hospitals and in our health service generally. The Act has not yet been commenced. It is a very poor reflection on the Government that we pass legislation and the delay in then commencing the relevant legislation means very little happens. Will the Taoiseach indicate to me when he expects Part 4 of the Civil Liability (Amendment) Act to be commenced and also when the patient safety Bill will be brought before the House?

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