CORU, Ireland’s First Multi-Profession Health Regulator

Author:Mr Tom Hayes and Rebecca Ryan

CORU is responsible for regulating 12 different health and social care professions. Established under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (the “2005 Act”), CORU will have responsibility for promoting high standards of professional conduct and education. The Council will also be responsible for developing complaint mechanisms and for conducting professional disciplinary inquiries. CORU will regulate the following professions:

social workers social care workers radiographers podiatrists psychologists medical scientists physiotherapists dieticians occupational therapists othoptists speech and language therapists clinical biochemists In each of the 12 professions, a registration board and a professional register will be established. To date, registration boards have only been established for social workers and radiographers. It is intended that registration boards for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dieticians will be established by the end of 2013. There is no timeline as yet for the establishment of registration boards for the remaining professions. When all 12 registers are open...

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