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Disability Act 2005

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Number 14 of 2005


DISABILITY ACT 2005


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Orders and regulations.

4.

Expenses.

5.

Provision of resources and extent of provision.

6.

Review of operation of Act.

PART 2

Assessment of Need, Service Statements and Redress

7.

Interpretation (Part 2).

8.

Independent assessment of need.

9.

Application for an assessment.

10.

Carrying out of assessments.

11.

Service statement.

12.

Exchange of information.

13.

Maintenance of records by Executive, etc.

14.

Complaints in relation to assessments or service statements.

15.

Complaints officers.

16.

Appeals officer.

17.

Annual report and information to Minister.

18.

Appeals from and enforcement of recommendations of complaints officer.

19.

Mediation.

20.

Appeal to High Court.

21.

Regulations.

22.

Enforcement of determinations, etc.

23.

Search warrants.

PART 3

Access to Buildings and Services and Sectoral Plans

24.

Definition.

25.

Access to public buildings.

26.

Access to services, etc.

27.

Accessibility of services supplied to a public body.

28.

Access to information.

29.

Access to heritage sites.

30.

Codes of practice.

31.

Sectoral plans.

32.

Sectoral plan of Minister for Health and Children.

33.

Sectoral plan of Minister for Social and Family Affairs.

34.

Sectoral plan of Minister for Transport.

35.

Sectoral plan of Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.

36.

Sectoral plan of Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

37.

Sectoral plan of Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

38.

Complaints.

39.

Inquiry officers.

40.

Application of Ombudsman Act 1980.

PART 4

Genetic Testing

41.

Interpretation (Part 4).

42.

Genetic testing and processing of genetic data.

43.

Family history information.

44.

Review of operation of this Part.

45.

Saver.

PART 5

Public Service Employment

46.

Interpretation (Part 5).

47.

Employment in public service.

48.

Monitoring of compliance with this Part.

49.

Action to achieve compliance with this Part.

50.

Codes of practice in respect of employment in public service.

51.

Positive action measures.

PART 6

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design

52.

Amendment of Act of 1999.

PART 7

Miscellaneous

53.

Amendment of section 19 of Broadcasting Act 2001.

54.

Offences by bodies corporate, etc.

55.

Offences.

56.

Further amendment of Act of 1999.

57.

Repeal of sections 17 and 18 of Equal Status Act 2000.

58.

Exclusions.

SCHEDULE

Appeals Officer


Acts Referred to

Air Navigation and Transport Act 1965

1965, No. 6

Broadcasting Act 2001

2001, No. 4

Civil Service Regulation Act 1956

1956, No. 46

Companies Acts 1963 to 2003

Data Protection Act 1988

1988, No. 25

Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003

Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003

2003, No. 6

Defence Act 1954

1954, No. 18

Education Act 1998

1998, No. 51

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004

2004, No. 30

Employment Equality Act 1998

1998, No. 21

Equal Status Act 2000

2000, No. 8

Equality Act 2004

2004, No. 24

Health Acts 1947 to 2004

Health Insurance Acts 1994 and 2003

Heritage Act 1995

1995, No. 4

Housing Act 1966

1966, No. 21

Housing Act 1988

1988, No. 28

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

Merchant Shipping Act 1992

1992, No. 2

Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act 1952

1952, No. 29

National Disability Authority Act 1999

1999, No. 14

National Monuments Acts 1930 to 2004

Ombudsman Act 1980

1980, No. 26

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851

14 & 15 Vict., c. 93

Planning and Development Act 2000

2000, No. 30

Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004

2004, No. 33

Social Welfare Acts

Wildlife Acts 1976 and 2000

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Number 14 of 2005


DISABILITY ACT 2005


AN ACT TO ENABLE PROVISION TO BE MADE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH AND EDUCATION NEEDS OCCASIONED TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BY THEIR DISABILITIES, TO ENABLE MINISTERS OF THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE PROVISION, CONSISTENT WITH THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM AND THEIR OBLIGATIONS IN RELATION TO THEIR ALLOCATION, FOR SERVICES TO MEET THOSE NEEDS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PREPARATION OF PLANS BY THE APPROPRIATE MINISTERS OF THE GOVERNMENT IN RELATION TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN OF THOSE, AND CERTAIN OTHER SERVICES, TO PROVIDE FOR APPEALS BY THOSE PERSONS IN RELATION TO THE NON-PROVISION OF THOSE SERVICES, TO MAKE FURTHER AND BETTER PROVISION IN RESPECT OF THE USE BY THOSE PERSONS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND THEREBY TO FACILITATE GENERALLY ACCESS BY SUCH PERSONS TO CERTAIN SUCH SERVICES AND EMPLOYMENT AND TO PROMOTE EQUALITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[8th July, 2005]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: