Research Papers 2015

Synopsis: Below you will find a list of Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety research papers published during 2015.

Why are we waiting? Outpatient appointments

- Date: 06/11/2015

This briefing paper provides a synopsis of waiting times and targets for a consultant-led first outpatient appointment in Northern Ireland during the period from 2009 to 2015.

PDF

Taxing Sugar Sweetened Beverages: a Comparative Perspective

- Date: 16/12/2015

This Briefing Paper aims to facilitate the Assembly’s consideration of the proposed sugar tax amendment to the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, as introduced in the Assembly by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 30 November 2015. The Paper sets out the key societal and governmental developments in this area in the United Kingdom and provides a comparative perspective, highlighting attempts taken within various countries to tax beverages containing high levels of added sugar.

PDF

Human Transplantation Bill - Review of Bill Costs

- Date: 04/12/2015

On 13 October 2015 the Human Transplantation Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the Assembly. This Review of Bill Costs provides a framework to facilitate the Assembly’s financial scrutiny of the Bill. It should be read in conjunction with RaISe Bill Paper NIAR 650-15 (dated 3 December 2015) which addresses policy implications arising from the Bill.

PDF

Human Transplantation Bill

- Date: 04/12/2015

This Bill Paper provides a thematic discussion of the Human Transplantation Bill for Northern Ireland with clause scrutiny where relevant, providing comparison mainly to the Welsh Act and to the recently introduced Scottish Private Member’s Bill where pertinent. It also provides an overview of statistics, policy/strategy and current relevant law in Northern Ireland and neighbouring jurisdictions. The financial impact of the Bill is dealt with in a separate RaISe paper NIAR 671-15.

PDF

The Convention on the International Protection of Adults and the Mental Capacity Bill

- Date: 24/11/2015

This Briefing Paper summarises the content and background to the Convention on the International Protection of Adults 2000 and discusses the relevance of the Convention to the Mental Capacity Bill.

PDF

Mental Capacity Bill: A disregard provision for “treatment”?

- Date: 09/11/2015

In the Mental Capacity Bill consultation document, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) proposed that it would consider extending the disregard provision in Article 10 of the Mental Health (NI) Order (MHO) to include ‘detention for treatment’ for children under 16. Yet when the Mental Capacity Bill was published, no extension to disregard ‘treatment’ was included under Schedule 8. This paper explores this complex issue and reflects on a number of stakeholder views.

PDF

Advance Decisions: Mental Capacity Bill

- Date: 02/11/2015

This paper focuses on advance decisions to refuse treatment (ADRTs), and their legal status across the UK and ADRTs and their interaction with and impact on a number of clauses of the Mental Capacity (NI) Bill.

PDF

Mental Capacity Bill: DoJ’s Recurring Costs (Paper 5 of 5)

- Date: 20/10/2015

To facilitate Assembly consideration of the costs arising from the Mental Capacity Bill, this Briefing Paper is the fifth in a five-part series produced by RaISe’s Public Finance Scrutiny Unit (PFSU). The Paper examines the estimates that the Department of Justice (DoJ) produced for its ongoing or ‘recurring’ costs under the Bill.

PDF

Mental Capacity Bill: DHSSPS’s Recurring Costs (Paper 4 of 5)

- Date: 06/10/2015

To facilitate Assembly consideration of the costs arising from the Mental Capacity Bill, this Briefing Paper is the fourth in a five-part series produced by RaISe’s Public Finance Scrutiny Unit (PFSU). The Paper examines the estimates that the Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) produced for its ongoing or ‘recurring’ costs under the Bill.

PDF

Mental Capacity Bill: Deprivation of Liberty Assessment Costs (Paper 3 of 5)

- Date: 23/09/2015

To facilitate Assembly consideration of the costs arising from the Mental Capacity Bill (the Bill), this Briefing Paper is the third in a five-part series produced by RaISe’s Public Finance Scrutiny Unit (PFSU). It examines costs that the Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety estimates for the ‘Deprivation of Liberty’ assessments proposed under the Bill.

PDF

Find MLAs

tools-map.png

Locate MLAs

Search

News and Media Centre

tools-media.png

Read press releases, watch live and archived video

Find out more

Follow the Assembly

tools-social.png

Keep up-to-date with the Assembly

Find out more