Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (1012, 1013, 1014)

Pat Buckley

Ceist:

1012. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if the HSE has a legal duty to refer children to the National Council for Special Education or a special educational needs officer in circumstances in which there may be an educational need at present or in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14721/20]

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Pat Buckley

Ceist:

1013. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if the HSE has a requirement and-or an obligation, or a legal duty, to properly set out in service statements full details of all services available to meet the needs of a child in terms of timelines in which to deliver assessments of needs reports and other issues; if there is an obligation on the HSE to have an appropriate complaints mechanism to deal with issues parents might have arising out of these reports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14722/20]

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Pat Buckley

Ceist:

1014. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if the HSE has a requirement or legal duty to refer a child to the National Council for Special Education and-or the special needs officer for future educational needs and services and the timeline for services for therapy and health needs; if the HSE has a requirement to provide details of services that are available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14723/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1012 to 1014, inclusive, together.

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.