National standards describe what patients and people using services should expect when they experience a healthcare service. We monitor healthcare services provided or funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE). Furthermore, we regulate medical exposures to ionising radiation by both public and private providers. Apart from medical exposure to ionising radiation, we do not currently have a legal remit to regulate or monitor providers of private healthcare services. We publish the findings of our inspection reports on our website.
HIQA is currently preparing for the commencement of the Patient Safety (Notifiable Incidents and Open Disclosure) Act 2023. A body of work is underway including an in-depth programme of stakeholder engagement with new and existing service providers in preparation for our new function. Further information will be made available in advance of commencement of this function.
The legislation is available here: Patient Safety (Notifiable Incidents and Open Disclosure) Act 2023 (irishstatutebook.ie)