149. Within the scope of the Minister’s responsibilities with regard to the organization and operation of the health and social services network and the proper use of public funds, the Minister may issue directives to an integrated health and social services centre or an unamalgamated institution concerning its objectives, policies and actions in the performance of its functions. The directives may be addressed to one or more institutions and their content may vary according to the institution concerned.
The directives must be submitted to the Government for approval. Once approved, they are binding on the institution concerned.
Such directives issued must be tabled in the National Assembly within five days of being approved by the Government or, if the Assembly is not sitting, within five days of the opening of the next session or resumption.