Written answers

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Department of Health

Departmental Functions

Photo of Seán FlemingSeán Fleming (Laois-Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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168. To ask the Minister for Health the legislative powers underpinning the office of disabilities appeals in his Department; the way decisions can be appealed from this office through the judicial system or by another mechanism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45289/21]

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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The Disability Act 2005 provides for the establishment of a Disability Appeals Officer as an independent officer appointed by the Minister for Health. He or she provides an appeals service for persons who wish to appeal against a finding or recommendation of a Complaints Officer of the Health Service Executive made under Section 18(1) of the Disability Act 2005, or against the failure of the HSE or an Educational Service Provider (ESP) to implement a recommendation of a complaints office.

Information regarding the legislation underpinning office of the Disability Appeals Officer, as well information regarding procedures and processes related to the functions of the office, can be found at the following link:



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