Written answers

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Photo of Thomas PringleThomas Pringle (Donegal, Independent)
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1071. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has undertaken an analysis to determine if the recent Zalewski judgment by the Supreme Court has any implications for those regulatory bodies under the aegis of his Department which make determinations of a quasi-judicial nature particularly in circumstances in which fitness to practice hearings are not held in public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22131/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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I am aware of the judgment referred to. I understand that my colleague the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment will be convening a group considering the potential impact that this judgment may have on other quasi-judicial bodies administering permissible justice.  

Units in my Department with responsibility for oversight of regulatory bodies will be engaging with these bodies and considering the implications, if any, of this judgment on 'fitness-to-practice' hearings.

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