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Board for the Employment of the Blind1957-04-252006-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; FitzGerald, 1963; Dáil Éireann - Volume 168 - 12 June, 1958--Written Answers. - State-Sponsored Companies, Commissions, Committees and Advisory Councils; Dáil Éireann - Volume 253 - 20 April, 1971--Written Answers. - Departmental Committees and State-Sponsored Bodies
Dental Council1985-11-13McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.dentalcouncil.ie/; The Dentists Act 1985
Health and Safety Authority2005-09-01Replaced the 'National Authority for Occupational Health and Safety' (est. in 1989); renamed as 'Health and Safety Authority of Ireland' in 2005 (See Safety, Health and Welfare Act 2005)McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.hsa.ie/; Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Acts 1989 and 2005
Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland1992-04-012014-07-30RPI absorbed into EPAMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.rpii.ie/; Radiological Protection Act 1991; Radiological Protection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014
Irish Medicines Board1996-01-012014-07-01Replaced by the Health Products Regulatory Authority in July 2014McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.imb.ie/; Irish Medicine Board Act 1995; www.hpra.ie; Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013; S.I. No. 205/2014
Consultative Council on Hepatitis C1996-11-26McGauran et al. 2005; S.I. No. 339/1996; http://www.consultativecouncilonhepc.ie/
Food Safety Authority of Ireland1998-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; www.fsai.ie/; Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery1999-11-012012-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; S.I. No. 376/1999; Nurses and Midwives Act 2011; S.I. No. 715/2011
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland1784-02-11Founded in 1784 as the national training body for surgery in IrelandMcGauran et al. 2005; www.rcsi.ie; The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Charter Amendment) Act 1965 (No. 1 (Private) of 1965); Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Charters Amendment) Act 2003 (No. 1 (Private) of 2003)
Safe Food - Food Safety Promotion Board1999-12-02McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.safefoodonline.com/; British-Irish Agreement Act 1999; the North-South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) Northern Ireland Order 1999
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council2000-04-10Replaced the National Ambulance Advisory CouncilMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.phecit.ie/; S.I. No.108/2000; S.I. No. 109/2000; S.I. No.575/2004; S.I. No. 510/2005
Health Service Employers Agency1996-07-152005-01-01Absorbed into HSEMcGauran et al. 2005; S.I. No. 213/1996; Health Act 2004
Office of Tobacco Control2002-05-012011-01-01Set up on an administrative basis in late 2000 pending legislation and received statutory status in 01/05/2002, with the enactment of section 2 of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, 2002; subsumed into the HSE on January 1, 2011McGauran et al. 2005; Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002; Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2010
Mental Health Commission2002-04-05McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.mhcirl.ie/; Mental Health Act, 2001; S.I. No. 91/2002
National Treatment Purchase Fund2002-04-01McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.ntpf.ie/; S.I. No. 179/2004
Medical Registration Council1927-05-281979-04-26Replaced by Medical Council in 1979Medical Practitioners Act 1927, 1951, 1955, 1961, 1978
Department of Health and Children1997-07-122011-06-04http://www.dohc.ie/; S.I. No. 308/1997; S.I. No. 219/2011
National Haemophilia Council2004-06-22S.I. No.451/2004; http://www.nationalhaemophiliacouncil.ie/
Health Education Bureau1975-01-301987-12-31S.I. No. 22/1975; S.I. No. 324/1987
Food Safety Advisory Board1995-06-221997-12-31Replaced by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (S.I. 524/1997)S.I. No. 155/1995; S.I. No. 523/1997
Health and Social Care Professionals Council2007-03-20Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005; SI 124 of 2007; http://www.coru.ie/
Health Service Executive2005-01-01Prior to 2004, services were delivered through a complex structure of ten regional Health Boards, the Eastern Regional Health Authority and a number of other agencies and organizationsHealth Act 2004; http://www.hse.ie/
Health Repayment Scheme Appeals Office2006-06-302012-01-01Health (Repayment Scheme) Act 2006; Written answers, Thursday, 5 March 2009 - Department of Health and Children, Health Repayment Scheme; Written answers, Thursday, 17 May 2012, Department of Health - Nursing Home Repayment Scheme
National Ambulance Advisory Council1998-02-042000-04-10Replaced by Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council in 2000S.I. No. 27/1998; S.I. No. 108/2000
Department of Local Government and Public Health1924-06-011947-01-22Health and Welfare functions lost to new departments in 1947http://www.environ.ie/; Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924; S.I. No. 16/1947
Health Information and Quality Authority2007-04-21Integrated and expanded functions of two agencies: the Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) (est. in 1999) and the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board (IHSAB) (est. in 2002)Health Act 2007; http://www.hiqa.ie/
National Cancer Screening Services Board2007-01-012010-04-01Prior to 2007 was known as the National Breast Screening Board (established in 2004 as a statutory corporation); staff and liabilities transferred to the HSEhttp://www.cancerscreening.ie/; S.I. No. 632/2006; Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009; S.I. No. 118/2010
National Breast Screening Board (II)2005-01-012007-01-01Replaced by National Cancer Screening Services Board under S.I. No. 632 & 633/2006S.I. 891/2004; S.I. No. 633/2006
Irish Health Services Accreditation Board2002-05-012007-04-21Dissolved, merge into Health Information and Quality AuthorityS.I. No. 160/2002; Health Act 2007
Department of Health (I)1947-01-221997-07-11Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1946; S.I. No. 308/1997
National Authority for Occupational Safety and Health1989-11-012005-09-01Created with merge of Factories Advisory Council, Office Premises Advisory Council, Mines & Quarries Council, Dangerous Substances Advisory Council; Death by Change of Name to Health and Safety AuthoritySafety, Health and Welfare At Work Act, 1989; Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
Dental Board1928-08-031985-11-13Replaced by Dental Council, funded by registration fees--like Law SocietyDentists Act 1928; Dentists Act, 1985; FitzGerald, 1963
Office for Health Gain1994-01-012005-01-01Health Act 2004; McGauran et al. 2005
Office for Health Management1997-06-012005-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; Health Act 2004; OHM Annual reports, available at https://pnd.hseland.ie/corp/ohmpublications/ohmpublications.html, and newsletter at https://pnd.hseland.ie/corp/ohmpublications/newsletter/20050315163637.html
Hospitals Joint Services Board 1965-07-141990-06-30Privatised--became part of Connacht Court groupHealth (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1961; S.I. No. 157/1965; S.I. No. 140/1990; S.I. No. 145/1990
Hospital Sterile Supplies Board1965-01-061965-07-14Replaced by Hospitals Joint Services BoardS.I. No. 1/1965; S.I. No. 157/1965
General Nursing Council1919-01-011951-06-07Replaced by the General Nursing Council in 1923 Nurses Registration (Ireland) Act 1919; S.I. No. 8/1923; Browne, R. Statutory Corporations and Commissions, in King, F.Public Administration in Ireland Vol. 1, 1944
National Blood Transfusion Association1948-08-201965-04-15Replaced by Blood Transfusion Service BoardFitzGerald, 1963; S.I. No. 78/1965; Dáil Éireann - Volume 111 - 06 July, 1948--Committee on Finance. - Vote 68—Health; Seanad Éireann - Volume 54 - 27 July, 1961--Health (Corporate Bodies) Bill, 1961: Second and Subsequent Stages
Health Boards Executive2000-03-012005-01-01Death by merge into HSE Health (Eastern Regional Health Authority) Act, 1999; Health Act 2004
National Breast Screening Board (I)1998-09-032005-01-01Joint board--included representatives of health boards. Replaced by National Breast Screening Board (II)--reconfigured to work with HSES.I. No. 319/1998; S.I. 891/2004
Department of Health (II)2011-06-04S.I. No. 219/2011; http://www.dohc.ie/
Royal College of Physicians in Ireland1692-12-15Royal charter granted in 1692 replaced previous charter and extended College of Physicians' remit to whole of Ireland, and although modified through other legislation remains the governing document of the College.http://www.rcpi.ie/; Royal College of Physicians Act, 1761; S.I. No. 38/1926; The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Charter and Letters Patent Amendment) Act, 1979
Social Care Workers Registration Board2014-12-01www.coru.ie; Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005; S.I. No. 518/2014
Health Products Regulatory Authority2014-07-01Replaced the Irish Medicines Boardwww.hpra.ie; Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013; S.I. No. 205/2014
Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal1995-12-162002-10-09Established on a non-statutory basis in December 1995, became statutory on 1 November 1997. Replaced by the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal.www.hepccomptrib.com; Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal Act 1997; S.I. No. 443/1997; Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal (Amendment) Act 2002; S.I. No. 473/2002
Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal2002-10-09Replaced the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunalwww.hepccomptrib.com; Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal (Amendment) Act 2002; S.I. No. 473/2002
General Nursing Council1923-06-221951-06-07The General Nursing Council was established to take over the functions of the previous General Nursing Council for Ireland. It was subsequently merged into An Bord Altranais S.I. No. 8/1923; Nurses Act, 1950 (No. 27 of 1950)
Central Midwives Board (I)1923-06-221947-01-01The Central Midwives Board (I) replaced the previous Central Midwives Board for Ireland. It was subsequently replaced by the Central Midwives Board (II)S.I. No. 9/1923; Nurses Act 1944 (No. 10 of 1944)