Health Act 2004

Publication and implementation of approved corporate plan.


30.— (1) The Minister shall ensure that a copy of an approved corporate plan is laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas—

(a) within 21 days after the plan is approved by the Minister, and

(b) if the plan is amended under section 29(6) after being approved by the Minister, within 21 days after—

(i) in the case of an amendment made by the Minister, the making of the amendment, or

(ii) in the case of an amendment made by the Executive, the amendment is approved by the Minister.

(2) The Executive shall ensure that, as soon as practicable after copies of an approved corporate plan are laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas, the plan is published on the Internet or in accordance with such other arrangements as the Minister may specify.

(3) The Executive shall provide the Minister with progress reports on the implementation of an approved corporate plan—

(a) in its annual report, and

(b) in such other manner and at such intervals as the Minister may direct.

(4) During the specified period, the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 to 2003 do not apply to a record containing—

(a) a corporate plan, or an amendment to such plan, that has not been approved by the Minister,

(b) a preliminary or other draft of all or part of the contents of a corporate plan or of an amendment to a corporate plan, or

(c) the unamended version of a corporate plan that is approved after being amended in accordance with a direction of the Minister.

(5) For the purpose of subsection (4), the specified period is 5 years beginning on the date of the creation of the record.