Health Act 2004

Annual report.

37.—(1) The Executive shall, not later than the 30th day of April in each year beginning with the year 2006, prepare and adopt a report on the performance of its functions during the preceding year.

(2) An annual report shall include—

(a) a general statement of the health and personal social services provided during the preceding year by or on behalf of the Executive (whether provided in accordance with an agreement under section 8 or an arrangement under section 38 ) and of the activities undertaken by the Executive in that year,

(b) a report on the implementation of the corporate plan in the year,

(c) a report on the implementation of the service plan in the year,

(d) a report on the implementation of the capital plans in the year,

(e) an indication of the Executive's arrangements for implementing and maintaining adherence to its code of governance,

(f) the report required by section 55 (complaints), and

(g) such other information as the Executive considers appropriate or as the Minister may specify.

(3) The Executive shall submit a copy of the annual report to the Minister as soon as practicable after adopting the report and in any event not later than 21 days after its adoption.

(4) The Minister shall ensure that copies of the annual report are laid before each House of the Oireachtas within 21 days after the Minister receives that report.

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