Health Service Executive (Governance) Act 2013

5.

Amendment of section 10 of Act of 2004.

5.— Section 10 of the Act of 2004 is amended—

( a) by substituting the following for subsection (1):

“(1) The Minister may issue general written directions to the Executive—

( a) for any purpose relating to this Act or any other enactment,

( b) concerning any matter or thing referred to in this Act as specified or to be specified, or as determined or to be determined, by the Minister, or

( c) concerning the implementation of any policy or objective of the Minister or the Government which relates to a function of the Executive, where the Minister is of the opinion that the Executive is not having sufficient regard to such policy or objective in the performance of its functions.”,

and

( b) by inserting the following subsection after subsection (6):

“(7) The Director General shall inform the Minister of the measures taken by the Executive to comply with a direction issued under this section and such information shall be furnished to the Minister within such period as may be specified by the Minister.”.