Committee for Health

Synopsis: Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee for Health. The Committee was established to advise and assist the Minister on matters within his responsibility. The Committee undertakes a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Department for Health and plays a key role in the consideration and development of legislation.

 


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At 9.30am on 23 September 2021 the Committee for Health will hold its next meeting.  The Committee will consider the clauses of the Health and Social Care Bill.  Also on the agenda is the Adoption and Children Bill. 


The Health Committee prepare for a meeting in the Senate Chamber

The Health Committee prepare for a meeting in the Senate Chamber


Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Keith McBride
Room 419, Parliament Buildings, 
Ballymiscaw, Stormont, 
Belfast, BT4 3XX 
Ph. 028 90520348
Email:

Committee.Health@niassembly.gov.uk


Impact of COVID-19 in Care Homes

How have care homes coped with COVID-19 during the second wave? What were the key concerns that affected care homes during the pandemic? What can we learn from this experience?

These are just some of the issues that the Assembly’s Health Committee wanted to explore when it set up its Inquiry into COVID-19 and its Impact on Care Homes.


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Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill - Call for Evidence

The Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill was introduced by the Minister of Health on 5 July 2021. The Bill is now in its Committee Stage and the Committee for Health would like to hear your views.

The purpose of the Bill is to increase the current rate of consent for organ donation to proceed after a person’s death, by changing the current system in Northern Ireland, in which people can choose to ‘opt in ‘or ‘opt out’ on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR), to a new statutory opt-out system.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 24 September 2021


Autism (Amendment) Bill - Call for Evidence

The Autism (Amendment) Bill was introduced into the Assembly by the Bill Sponsor, Pam Cameron MLA, on 5 July 2021.  The purpose of the Bill is to strengthen and enhance the Autism Strategy through amendments to the Autism (Northern Ireland) Act 2011.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 24 September 2021


Adoption and Children Bill - Call for Evidence

In a statement to the Assembly on 7 July, the Minister of Health announced his intention to introduce the Adoption and Children Bill into the Assembly in September 2021. The purpose of the Bill is to update and enhance the legal framework for adoption in Northern Ireland.

The Committee for Health has issued a 'Call for Evidence' to get people's views on the draft Bill. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday 8 October 2021

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