Since November 2013, all designated centres for people with disabilities, both children and adults, must be registered with HIQA. We will inspect services regularly to ensure they maintain a high level of care.

A service provider wishing to register a centre can contact us on (021) 240 9340 or by email at registration@hiqa.ie and our registration team will issue a full suite of forms.To see a full list of forms visit the registration page.

Regulations

In order for an application to register to be granted by HIQA, the service must be run in line with the Health Act 2007, and the regulations as amended, and listed here:

Additionally, service providers are given a framework for ongoing development of person-centred residential services through the National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities.

Public-friendly guides

HIQA recognises that residents, their families and their friends may have questions about the role of HIQA in regulating residential services. We hope that our guidebook may answer many of these questions. In addition, inspectors will always be happy to meet with residents, family, friends and staff while on inspection. Their feedback is always welcome.

Guidance

HIQA has prepared a range of guidance documents to help providers with various aspects of regulation. These can be found by going to Guidance in the menu on the left.

Our codes of conduct

HIQA has prepared documents in relation to how we operate and what to expect from HIQA staff during an inspection and in your dealings with us. These are:

There is an opportunity to provide feedback to our inspectors during each inspection. We always ask that service providers take this opportunity. In the unlikely event that an issue of concern arises about the conduct of an inspection, then these documents may be of assistance.