'Another step in a long process'
The Director of Public Health says she welcomes the prospect of her department moving into the Cabinet Office.
The move was touted in one of the recommendations from Sir Jonathan Michael's report on the Island's healthcare model - all of which were accepted by Tynwald.
Public Health has undergone a period of modernisation over the past four years and Dr Henrietta Ewart says this "has required some changes from how things used to be delivered previously."
When asked if the shift will expand the department's remit, Dr Ewart said it's more just another step in a longer process: