Written answers

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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520. To ask the Minister for Health the number of State boards under the remit of his Department or its agencies, in tabular form; the number of members of each board; the number of persons with a declared disability on each board; and the percentage of each board that is made up of persons with a declared disability. [62528/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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Board members are not employees of the Department of Health or its aegis bodies therefore the information requested by the Deputy is not collected.

In line with the Code of Practice for Governance of State Bodies annex on Gender Balance, Diversity and Inclusion the board is required to carry out a self-assessment evaluation questionnaire. Included in the self-assessment the board must be satisfied that it adequately recognises the value of differences in its members and group social differences (including disability) to improve the quality of work and decision making on the board.

The following table sets out the number of state boards under the remit of my Department and the maximum number of members on each board. The names of the members are available on www.stateboards.ie.

Name Of Board Maximum number of Members
Beaumont Hospital Board 11
Children's Health Ireland 12
Consultative Council on Hepatitis C 8
Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board 13
Dental Council 19
Dietitians Registration Board 13
Dublin Dental Hospital Board 14
Food Safety Authority Of Ireland 10
Health and Social Care Professionals Council 33
Health Information and Quality Authority 12
Health Insurance Authority 7
Health Products Regulatory Authority 9
Health Research Board 10
Health Service Executive 12
Irish Blood Transfusion Service 12
Leopardstown Park Hospital Board 7
Medical Council 25
Medical Scientists Registration Board 13
Mental Health Commission 13
National Cancer Registry Board 7
National Haemophilia Council 11
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board 13
National Treatment Purchase Fund Board 9
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 23
Occupational Therapists Registration Board 13
Optical Registration Board 13
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council 21
Physiotherapists Registration Board 13
Podiatrists Registration Board 13
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council 17
Psychologists Registration Board 13
Radiographers Registration Board 13
Social Care Workers Registration Board 13
Social Worker's Registration Board 13
Speech and Language Therapists Registration Board 13
St. James's Hospital Board 11
Tallaght Hospital Board 11
Voluntary Health Insurance Board 12


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