Department of Health State Boards Vacancies

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In accordance with the Government's recent decision, the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD,will be inviting expressions of interest from persons interested in being appointed to the boards of State Bodies and Agencies operating under the Department's aegis as vacancies arise.

In making any board appointments, the Minister will not necessarily be confined to those who make such expressions of interest but will ensure that all of those appointed have the relevant qualifications for the positions. In that respect, the Minister will have regard to the body or agency in question and its particular area of responsibility etc. as well as ensuring that the board members have an appropriate mix of skills and experience in such areas as corporate governance, legal expertise, financial expertise (with particular reference to audit capability and/or project assessment). The Minister may, from time to time, also decide not to fill all existing vacancies.

Persons being proposed for appointment as chairpersons of State Bodies/Agencies will be required to make themselves available to the appropriate Oireachtas committee to discuss the approach which they will take to their role as chairperson and their views about the future contribution of the body or Board in question and, following that discussion, decisions will be taken by the Minister or the Government, as appropriate, to confirm the nominee as chairperson.

In the case of a number of the bodies and agencies, board appointments, while made by the Minister, are not all made at the Minister's sole discretion and, instead, individuals are nominated for appointment by the Minister by various organisations, specified in the relevant statute.

The following table sets out the names of those bodies and agencies operating under the aegis of the Department of Health to which the Minister makes nominations/appointments. Vacancies will be advertised as they arise.

Body\Agency Relevant Legislation
Advisory Committee for Human Medicines (IMB) www.imb.ie/EN/About-Us/Organisational-Structure/Advisory-Committees/Membership.aspx http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1995/en/act/pub/0029/index.html
Advisory Committee for Veterinary Medicines (IMB) www.imb.ie/EN/About-Us/Organisational-Structure/Advisory-Committees/Membership.aspx http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1995/en/act/pub/0029/index.htm
Advisory Committee for Medical Devices www.imb.ie/EN/Medical-Devices.aspx http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1995/en/act/pub/0029/index.htm
Board of the Adelaide and Meath Hospitals www.amnch.ie www.adelaide.ie
An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board) www.nursingboard.ie http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1985/en/act/pub/0018/index.html
Beaumont Hospital Board www.beaumont.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1977/en/si/0255.html
The Opticians Board www.opticiansboard.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1956/ en/act/pub/0017/print.html
Consultative Council on Hepatitis C www.consultativecouncilonhepc.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1996/ en/si/0339.html
Dental Council www.dentalcouncil.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1985/en/act/pub/0009/index.html
Dublin Dental Hospital Board www.dentalschool.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1963/en/si/0129.html
Food Safety Authority of Ireland www.fsai.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1998/en/act/pub/0029/index.html
Health and Social Care Professionals Council www.coru.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2005/en/act/pub/0027/index.html
Health Information and Quality Authority www.hiqa.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2007/en/act/pub/0023/print.html
Health Insurance Authority www.hia.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1994/en/act/pub/0016/index.html
Health Research Board www.hrb.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2007/en/act/pub/0023/sched2.html
Health Service Executive www.hse.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2004/en/act/pub/0042/index.html
Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal www.hepccomptrib.com www.irishstatutebook.ie/1997/en/act/pub/0034/index.html
Irish Blood Transfusion Service www.giveblood.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2000/statutory.html
Irish Medicines Board www.imb.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1995/en/act/pub/0029/index.html
Leopardstown Park Hospital Board www.lph.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1979/en/si/0098.html
Medical Council www.medicalcouncil.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2007/en/act/pub/0025/index.html
Mental Health Commission www.mhcirl.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2001/en/act/pub/0025/index.html
National Cancer Registry Board www.ncri.ie http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1991/en/si/0019.html
National Haemophilia Council www.nationalhaemophiliacouncil.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2004/en/si/0451.html
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board www.newchildrenshospital.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2007/en/si/0246.html
National Treatment Purchase Fund Board www.ntpf.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2004/en/si/0179.html
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council www.phecit.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/2000/en/si/0109.html
Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland www.fsai.ie/about_us/scientific_committee.html www.irishstatutebook.ie/1998/en/act/pub/0029/index.html
Social Workers Registration Board www.coru.ie/registration-section/registration-boards/social-workers-registration-board www.irishstatutebook.ie/2005/en/act/pub/0027/index.html
St James’s Hospital Board www.stjames.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1984/en/si/0211.html
Voluntary Health Insurance Board www.vhi.ie www.irishstatutebook.ie/1957/en/act/pub/0001/index.html