140. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health when he will bring legislation forward to provide for mandatory open disclosure (details supplied). (Question 19323/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Medical Disclosure Code)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I am, and have always have been, fully committed to open disclosure. It is a patient’s right to be provided with honest, open and prompt communication about adverse events that may have caused them harm. This is underpinned in the Medical Practitioners Code of Conduct. 
I have been progressing for some time a number of policy and legislative provisions to ensure full implementation of open disclosure. Specifically, legislation, that is, the Civil Liab...