Long Stay Charges

Field Content
Division: Office for Older People
Unit: Long Stay Charges
Head: Chris Costello
  • Overseeing the implementation of the Health (Repayment Scheme) Act, 2006 and related matters
  • Monitor and liaising with the HSE on the operation of the Long Stay Charges repayment scheme and on emerging issues
  • Oversight of the Health Repayment Scheme Appeals Office. Liaison and administrative support to the National Oversight Committee.
  • Management of long stay and disability litigation.
  • The development of policy on long stay charges and monitoring of, and liaison with, the HSE on their implementation of regulations on long stay charges.
Primary Legislation:
  • Health (Repayment Scheme) Act 2006
  • Health (Amendment Act) Act 2005
Bodies under aegis of DoHC: None
Key Publications: None
Working Groups:
  • HSE/DoHC Long Stay Charges Working Group
  • HSE/DoHC Legal Liaison group
Record Classes:
  • Long Stay Charges
  • LegalCases
  • Patient Private Property Accounts
  • Special Accounts
Information Routinely Published: None
Significant Systems: Standard Departmental Databases
Personal Information Holdings: Personal information relating to plaintiffs in legal cases. Representations sent in by, or on behalf of, individuals to the Minister may contain personal information.
Purpose: As Above
Disclosees: Legal Adviser, Legal Team, Department and HSE staff as appropriate.
Notes: including info an admin access practice, Ebriefs etc.: Administrative access to any records considered on a case by case basis. Legal privilege/confidentiality requirements will be applied.