Submissions sought on the extension of prescriptive authority to nurses and midwives

The Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney T.D. is seeking the views of the public and key stakeholders on the legislative proposal to extend prescriptive authority to nurses and midwives on a statutory basis.

A Background Paper outlining the proposal and a response sheet for submissions are available at http://www.dohc.ie/nursemidwifeprescribing.

Submissions should be made in writing by Monday 03 July 2006.

All submissions received will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1997, as amended.

Submissions should be made in writing to:

Nurse/Midwife Prescribing Consultation
Nursing Policy Division
Department of Health and Children
Hawkins House
Dublin 2

or by e-mail to nurse_prescribing@health.gov.ie.