Report to the Minister for equality, disability and mental health as provided for under section 13 of the Disability Act 2005

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/304718
Title:
Report to the Minister for equality, disability and mental health as provided for under section 13 of the Disability Act 2005
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/304718
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Disability Act is a positive measure designed to advance and underpin participation by people with disabilities in everyday life. Part 2 of the Act provides for the identification and delivery of individual health, education and personal social services for people with disabilities, who meet the relevant eligibility criteria set out in the Act. The Disability Act provides that a person who has, or may have, a disability, or a person advocating on their behalf may apply for an assessment of their health and education needs occasioned by their disability. The Act requires the HSE to appoint Assessment Officers to carry out or arrange the carrying out of Assessments of Need. The purpose of the assessments is to identify health and education needs occasioned by the disability and the services required to address these needs, without regard to the cost or the capacity to deliver these services. To comply with the provisions of the legislation and the accompanying regulations, the assessments must commence within three months of receipt of a completed application form and be completed within a further three months. The Act requires the Assessment Officer to issue an Assessment Report, which includes a determination of whether the individual has a disability, the nature and extent of the disability, a statement of the health and education needs and the services required to address these needs. The HSE is also required to nominate Liaison Officers who are responsible for the preparation of Service Statements, following each assessment. The Service Statement outlines the services which will be delivered within available resources, when the service will be delivered, by whom and at what location. A key element of the Disability Act is that the difference between the level of service required and the level of service provided to address the needs identified in the Assessment Report is quantified. Section 13 of the Act requires the HSE to provide an annual report to the Minister, outlining the differences between the level of needs identified in Assessment Reports and the services provided for in Service Statements to address these needs. In this way, information from Assessments of Need under the Act will inform future service planning and whatever resources are available will be targeted to address assessed needs.
Keywords:
DISABILITIES

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-30T10:47:38Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-30T10:47:38Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/304718-
dc.descriptionThe Disability Act is a positive measure designed to advance and underpin participation by people with disabilities in everyday life. Part 2 of the Act provides for the identification and delivery of individual health, education and personal social services for people with disabilities, who meet the relevant eligibility criteria set out in the Act. The Disability Act provides that a person who has, or may have, a disability, or a person advocating on their behalf may apply for an assessment of their health and education needs occasioned by their disability. The Act requires the HSE to appoint Assessment Officers to carry out or arrange the carrying out of Assessments of Need. The purpose of the assessments is to identify health and education needs occasioned by the disability and the services required to address these needs, without regard to the cost or the capacity to deliver these services. To comply with the provisions of the legislation and the accompanying regulations, the assessments must commence within three months of receipt of a completed application form and be completed within a further three months. The Act requires the Assessment Officer to issue an Assessment Report, which includes a determination of whether the individual has a disability, the nature and extent of the disability, a statement of the health and education needs and the services required to address these needs. The HSE is also required to nominate Liaison Officers who are responsible for the preparation of Service Statements, following each assessment. The Service Statement outlines the services which will be delivered within available resources, when the service will be delivered, by whom and at what location. A key element of the Disability Act is that the difference between the level of service required and the level of service provided to address the needs identified in the Assessment Report is quantified. Section 13 of the Act requires the HSE to provide an annual report to the Minister, outlining the differences between the level of needs identified in Assessment Reports and the services provided for in Service Statements to address these needs. In this way, information from Assessments of Need under the Act will inform future service planning and whatever resources are available will be targeted to address assessed needs.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectDISABILITIESen_GB
dc.titleReport to the Minister for equality, disability and mental health as provided for under section 13 of the Disability Act 2005en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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