Minister for Health publishes the HSE (Financial Matters) Bill 2013

HSE to be funded through the Vote of the Minister for Health from 1 January 2015

The Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, announced today (20 December) the publication of the Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Bill 2013, following approval by Government.

The legislation provides for the funding of the HSE and its successor through the Vote of the Minister for Health from 1 January 2015. The HSE Vote will be abolished and a new and robust financial governance structure will be introduced. It follows on from the enactment of the Health Service Executive (Governance) Act in July, under which the HSE Board was abolished and replaced by the Directorate.

“This is an essential part of our health reform programme Future Health”, the Minister said. "This legislation will enable new funding arrangements to be put in place as part of the wider restructuring of the health services and the ultimate implementation of Universal Health Insurance. It strengthens accountability arrangements and provides for more robust procedures for the approval of capital expenditure.”

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The Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Bill 2013 will:


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