The TACD has a statutory duty to give to any Isle of Man Government Department and Statutory Board of Tynwald advice on matters relating to chronically sick or disabled persons and to recommend changes in legislation. The Advisory Council cannot enforce or give instruction, nor can it take up cases on behalf of individuals. Its role is to make recommendations, support and to ask questions on behalf of interested parties regarding general issues.
The TACD is an independent body established under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1981, as amended. Section 9(2) of the Act states:
‘(2) The Advisory Council shall consist of 5 members, as follows–
The change of name from ‘Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Committee’ to ‘Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities’ was approved by Tynwald and came into effect on 1st July 2009.
For further information on the work of the TACD, please click here: www.tacd.im