The Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities (TACD) is an independent body established in the Isle of Man under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1981 (an Act of Tynwald), as amended. Section 9(2) of the Act states:
‘(2) The Advisory Council shall consist of 5 members, as follows–
The TACD has a statutory duty to give to any Isle of Man Government Department and Tynwald Statutory Board 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.
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