Thursday, 11 July 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh (Atógáil) - Questions on Promised Legislation (Resumed)
I refer to the proposal to establish a cross-Government youth mental health pathfinder team with participation from the Department of Health, the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. It has Civil Service, management board and ministerial approval. This cross-Government collaboration utilises section 12 of the Public Service Management Act 1997.
This section of the Act has never been used before. The Department of Health has engaged with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and must work out the logistics of trying to implement this. I would be grateful if the Minister could give me a timeline and deadlines for the implementation of the proposal.