Health Act 2004


The Board of the Health Service Executive

Membership of Board. Role of Board.

11.—(1) The Executive is to have a Board consisting of—

(a) 11 members (including the chairperson and 10 ordinary members) appointed by the Minister in accordance with this section, and

(b) the person holding the position of chief executive officer who, by virtue of that position, is a member of the Board.

(2) Appointments to the Board under subsection (1)(a) or paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 2 are to be made from among persons who, in the Minister's opinion, have sufficient experience and expertise relating to matters connected with the Executive's functions to enable them to make a substantial contribution to the performance of those functions.

(3) A person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the Board or a committee of the Board, if the person is—

(a) a member of either House of the Oireachtas or of the European Parliament,

(b) regarded, pursuant to section 19 of the European Parliament Elections Act 1997 , as having been elected to the European Parliament to fill a vacancy, or

(c) a member of a local authority.

(4) The Minister shall, to the extent practicable, endeavour to ensure that there is an equitable balance between men and women in the composition of the Board.

(5) The Minister shall ensure that, as soon as practicable after a person is appointed to the Board under this section or paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 2, a notice to that effect that includes the person's name is published in Iris Oifigiúil.

(6) Schedule 2 applies in relation to the Board.