Seanad debates

Wednesday, 12 March 2003

10:30 am

Photo of Geraldine FeeneyGeraldine Feeney (Fianna Fail)

I ask the Leader to seek the views of the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment on up-coming EU legislation which would allow free movement of medical practitioners within members state without being registered with the regulatory body in the state they are visiting. This means that a doctor can come into this country and practise for up to 16 weeks without being on the register of the Medical Council. That is not good for safe practice. It is not good for patients' safety and for the high standards to which we in this jurisdiction are accustomed. I ask the Leader to seek the Tánaiste's views on that legislation.


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