The Department of Health is holding an open consultation on the proposed Human Tissue Bill, with submission open till the 9th of October. Here are the details:
Government approval was received in July for the drafting of a Human Tissue Bill.
The proposed legislation will include, amongst others, provisions, on:
· Post mortem practice and procedures
· Anatomical Examination/Education & Training
· Public Display of Bodies after Death
· Organ Donation and Transplantation
The PEAI executive board is preparing a submission document outlining the potential impact of this bill on embalming practice. It is important, that you as an individual have your say about the proposed legislation also.
The ‘Opt Out System for Organ Donation’ proposed in this bill, will have an impact on post-mortem care. As it stands, only internal organs are available for harvesting. However, the bill does leave room for more organs to be added to the list. It is foreseeable that in time, human bone and skin will be included in this list, thus having a significant impact on embalming practice. However, it is important to note that this bill is still in the early stages of development, and such an impact will not be immediate.
Click HERE to learn more about Human Tissue Bill and have your say on proceedings.
Notification of AGM and GM have been sent to all members through email.
Nomination form for the election of officers is also attached. Please download the form, fill in and return to the secretary via email or post.
The details in brief:
Date: 3rd October 2017
Location: Citywest Hotel & Conference Centre, Saggart, Co.Dublin
Looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting!
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a short, interactive on-line course on Chemical Safety in the Workplace. The 30-minute course is free and can be accessed through the Authority’s e-learning portal, http://hsalearning.ie. The course is aimed at employers and employees, including supervisors and health and safety representatives, in any sector where chemicals are used.
Read more HERE.
BeSMART.ie online risk assessment tool has recently been extended to include embalming as a business type. This will assist our members in complying with their legal duty to have a workplace specific safety statement and written risk assessments in place.
Members of the PEAI are extending this amazing opportunity to all funeral practitioners to learn and update their knowledge in the following topics.
Turning Art into Science- Quantifying Embalming Case Analysis In the Era of Modern Chemotherapy
by: Damon Dela Cruz, PhD
Enlightening Client Families on Memorialization Options in a Decreasing Market
by: Shawna Dela Cruz
Contemporary Irish Views on Death, Dying and Bereavement
by: Kevin Myers, PhD
Please contact Michael Clarke 087-7683226 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details and bookings.
We wish to inform all members that the Health Safety Authority is holding the ‘Use Safely Chemicals Seminar’ on the 25th of May 2016 to be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Lough Atalia Road, Galway. For details and registration please click on link
On the 18th of May 2016, our association will be holding a special educational event to coincide with our annual general meeting.
Paul Glacken, Health and Safety Specialist
Geraldine Mattiome, Health and Safety Authority Inspector
Eddie Lenihan, Author, Storyteller and Broadcaster, Traditional Stories of Death and Funeral Customs
George R. Kelder Jr, CFSP, CEO/Exec. Director New Jersey State of Funeral Directors Association, Organ and Tissue Donation (from Multiple Perspectives)
The PEAI would like to extend an invitation to all funeral practitioners who wish to attend this educational event.
If you are interested please contact our secretary Michael Clarke at email@example.com
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