COVID-19: New Laws Regarding Health Professionals

The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020, which is being considered urgently by the Houses of the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament) on 25 and 26 March 2020, proposes a number of measures that are intended to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the administration of some public service functions. This briefing addresses the important proposals that the Bill makes in respect of the registration and conduct of health professionals. Other McCann FitzGerald briefings address the Bill’s implications for residential tenancies, employment law and land-use planning.