Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (931)

Andrew Doyle


931. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health if the Health Information and Quality Authority charge organisations or service providers when they carry out an assessment of standards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23250/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the Health Act 2007 the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) charges prescribed fees in respect of the registration or renewal of registration of designated centres including nursing homes for older people and residential services for children and adults with disabilities. Periodic assessments or inspections carried out by HIQA of designated centres do not incur separate charges. The Health Act 2007 does not currently provide for any fees to be charged by HIQA for the assessment of a public hospital against HIQA standards.

Question No. 932 withdrawn.