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Therapeutic Substances Advisory Committee1933-05-011993-01-01Therapeutic Substances Act 1932; S.I. No.106 of 1933; Dáil Éireann - Volume 407 - 07 May, 1991--Written Answers. - State-Sponsored Bodies; S.I. No. 406/1992; Animal Remedies Act, 1993
Poisons Council1961-06-262011-07-12The last Poisons Council expired 12 July 2011 and has not been replaced as of January 2020McGauran et al. 2005; The Poisons Act 1961
Blood Transfusion Service Board1965-04-15Previously a company known as the National Blood Transfusion Association (1948-1965). Also known as the Irish Blood Transfusion Services Board. McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.giveblood.ie/; Statutory Instruments No.78 of 1965; No.209 of 1988; No.22 of 2000
National Drugs Advisory Board1966-07-121996-01-01Replaced by Irish Medicines BoardMcGauran et al. 2005; The Statutory Instrument No.163 of 1966; Statutory Instrument No. 291 of 1987; Statutory Instrument No.335 of 1980; Irish Medicines Board Act, 1995
Drug Treatment Centre Board1988-04-222013-01-01Was preceded by the National Drug Advisory and Treatment Centre established as a charity in 1969. Absorbed into HSE on 1 January 2013McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.addictionireland.ie/; Health (Corporate Bodies) Act 1961 (No.27 of 1961); S.I. No.76 of 1988; S.I. No. 222 of 1991; S.I. No.296 of 1992; Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009; S.I. No. 493/2012
Dental Council1985-11-13McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.dentalcouncil.ie/; The Dentists Act 1985
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/
Department of Health and Children1997-07-122011-06-04http://www.dohc.ie/; S.I. No. 308/1997; S.I. No. 219/2011
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/
Department of Health (I)1947-01-221997-07-11Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1946; S.I. No. 308/1997
General Medical Services (Payments) Board1972-07-282005-01-01Became part of HSES.I. No. 184/1972; Health Act 2004
Office for Health Gain1994-01-012005-01-01Health Act 2004; McGauran et al. 2005
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
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (II)2007-05-01In May 2007 the old Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (est. in 1875) replaced by the new Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland which has an expanded remit as a regulator of pharmacy in IrelandPharmacy Act 2007; http://www.pharmaceuticalsociety.ie/
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (I)1875-01-012007-05-01Replaced by new Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland in 2007 under the Pharmacy Act 2007Pharmacies Acts 1875-1962; Pharmacy Act 2007; http://www.pharmaceuticalsociety.ie/; http://web.archive.org/web/20010402023121/http://www.pharmaceuticalsociety.ie/
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