Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Health

Legislative Measures

Photo of Mark WardMark Ward (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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615. To ask the Minister for Health the status of The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Proposals; when they will be finalised and published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49694/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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Heads of Bill to provide legislative clarity on the issue of deprivation of liberty safeguards are at a relatively advanced stage. A number of complex legal and policy issues which have arisen during the drafting process remain to be resolved.

Work on the Heads of Bill has been paused due to the diversion of resources, as part of the response to COVID-19.

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