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Role

Assistant Secretary Corporate Legislation, Mental Health, Drugs Policy and Food Safety Division

From: Department of Health

The Assistant Secretary Corporate Legislation, Mental Health, Drugs Policy and Food Safety Division is responsible for:

  • developing and overseeing implementation of policy in relation to mental health and ensuring an appropriate Mental Health Legal Framework is in place
  • overseeing implementation of A Vision for Change in conjunction with the HSE and government departments
  • implementation of Connecting for Life – Suicide Prevention Strategy 2015-2020
  • overseeing implementation of the National Drugs Strategy - Reducing Harm Supporting Recovery a health-led approach to drug and alcohol use in Ireland including drugs and alcohol task forces
  • managing and overseeing the development of an inclusion health policy, and services to address the health needs of socially excluded groups
  • development of policy and legislation to address food safety and environmental health issues in conjunction with other government departments and agencies, including oversight of relevant agencies and transposition of EU legislation
  • oversight of certain cross-cutting corporate legislation for the department

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