NDA Review of the Implementation of the HIQA Standards and Regulations for Residential Services for Adults and Children with Disabilities

NDA Review of the Implementation of the HIQA Standards and Regulations for Residential Services for Adults and Children with Disabilities, "One Year On"

In Autumn 2014, Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch TD, asked the National Disability Authority (NDA) to conduct an independent review, one year on, following the implementation of a system of regulation, standards and inspections of residential disability services, by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Since 1st November 2013, HIQA has been responsible for the process of registration, inspection and monitoring against the National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities and the legal Regulations published by Government. Minister Lynch asked that the review capture the experience, impact and learning from the introduction of the system of regulation, standards and inspections of residential disability services, and, also highlight the range of good practices which are in place. 

The NDA review will consist of two elements: The first element of the review will be an analysis of a sample of HIQA inspection reports, published within the relevant timeframe. The second element of the review will involve a series of engagements with key stakeholders. This element of the review will focus on engagement with those who have had direct experience of the inspection process. This element of the review will consist of:

  • Bi-lateral engagement with key stakeholders
  • Engagement with those who have had experience of the inspection process in a sample of residential and respite services
  • A roundtable event at which emerging research findings will be presented to key stakeholders

It is expected that the NDA will complete its final report by the end of June 2015

If you require further information please email Donie O' Shea at dposhea@nda.ie