Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015


Director of the Decision Support Service

Chapter 1

Appointment, functions and terms and conditions of Director

Appointment of Director

94. (1) The Mental Health Commission shall appoint a person to be known as the Director of the Decision Support Service to perform the functions conferred on the Director by this Act.

(2) The Director shall—

(a) be appointed by the Mental Health Commission on the recommendation of the Public Appointments Service after a competition for that purpose under section 47 of the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 has been held, and

(b) have the appropriate experience, qualifications, training and expertise to enable him or her to efficiently and effectively perform the functions conferred on him or her.

(3) A person is not eligible for appointment as the Director if he or she—

(a) is a member of either House of the Oireachtas,

(b) is entitled under the rules of procedure of the European Parliament to sit in that Parliament, or

(c) is a member of a local authority within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2001 .