Health Act 2004

Executive to prepare and submit corporate plan for Minister's approval.


29.— (1) The Executive shall, in accordance with this section, prepare, adopt and, at the times specified in subsection (2), submit to the Minister for approval a corporate plan for the 3 year period following the date of its submission.

(2) A corporate plan must be submitted at the following times:

(a) within 6 months after the establishment day;

(b) within 6 months after the appointment of a new Minister having charge of the Department of Health and Children, if that Minister requests that a corporate plan be submitted;

(c) at the end of the 3 year period since the last corporate plan was submitted.

(3) The corporate plan must be prepared in a form and manner in accordance with any directions issued by the Minister and must specify—

(a) the key objectives of the Executive for the 3 year period concerned and the strategies for achieving those objectives,

(b) the manner in which the Executive proposes to measure its achievement of those objectives, and

(c) the uses for which the Executive proposes to apply its resources.

F85[(4) In preparing the corporate plan, the Executive shall have regard to the policies (whether set out in codes, guidelines or other documents, or any combination thereof) of the Government or any Minister of the Government to the extent that those policies may affect or relate to the functions of the Executive.]

(5) Within 3 months after receiving a corporate plan, the Minister shall—

(a) approve the plan, or

(b) if the plan is not amended in accordance with any directions that may be issued by the Minister to the Executive, refuse to approve the plan.

(6) An approved corporate plan may be amended by the Minister at any time or may be amended by the Executive, but in the latter case only after—

(a) the Executive submits the proposed amendment to the Minister for approval, and

(b) the amendment is approved by the Minister.

(7) Subsections (4) and (5) apply with the necessary modifications in respect of an amendment by the Executive to an approved corporate plan.

(8) Nothing in a corporate plan is to be taken to prevent the Executive from, or to limit the Executive in, performing its functions.




Substituted (28.06.2019) by Health Service Executive (Governance) Act 2019 (17/2019), s. 17, S.I. No. 283 of 2019.