Report to the Minister for equality, disability and mental health as provided for under section 13 of the Disability Act 2005 in respect of data collected in 2008 and 2009

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/304798
Title:
Report to the Minister for equality, disability and mental health as provided for under section 13 of the Disability Act 2005 in respect of data collected in 2008 and 2009
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/304798
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Introduction 1.1. Part 2 of the Disability Act provides a structure 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. 1.2. 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 the 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. 1.3. 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. 1.4. The HSE is also required to nominate Liaison Officers who are responsible for the preparation of Service Statements, following each assessment. In this regard, the HSE recruited Case Managers in each LHO Area and designated these Case Managers as Liaison Officers under the Act. 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. 1.5. A key element of the Disability Act is that Section 13 requires the HSE to provide an annual report to the Minister in relation to …the aggregate needs identified in assessment reports prepared including an indication of the periods of time ideally required for the provision of the services, the sequence of such provision and an estimate of the cost of such provision. 1.6. 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.accessioned2013-10-30T14:41:48Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-30T14:41:48Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/304798-
dc.descriptionIntroduction 1.1. Part 2 of the Disability Act provides a structure 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. 1.2. 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 the 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. 1.3. 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. 1.4. The HSE is also required to nominate Liaison Officers who are responsible for the preparation of Service Statements, following each assessment. In this regard, the HSE recruited Case Managers in each LHO Area and designated these Case Managers as Liaison Officers under the Act. 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. 1.5. A key element of the Disability Act is that Section 13 requires the HSE to provide an annual report to the Minister in relation to …the aggregate needs identified in assessment reports prepared including an indication of the periods of time ideally required for the provision of the services, the sequence of such provision and an estimate of the cost of such provision. 1.6. 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 2005 in respect of data collected in 2008 and 2009en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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