Health Service Executive (Governance) Act 2013
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.”,
( 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.”.