There are two national disability databases in Ireland, the National Intellectual Disability Database and the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database. Both are managed by the Health Research Board.
The objective of the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database is to gather information on the specialised health and personal social service needs of people with a physical, sensory or speech and language disability. The database monitors current service provision and future service requirements over a five-year period. It is used for planning service developments, prioritising service needs and assisting in resource allocation decisions at national and regional level.
Information is collected from people with a physical or sensory disability who are receiving a specialised health or personal social service currently or who will require one within the next five years. Eligible individuals are those who:
The Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 apply in the normal way to information on this database. This means, in summary, that you (or the parent/guardian of a child):
If you have any questions about the database contact the Disability Office
in your Local Health
If you have a complaint or feel that inaccurate information about you is being held you should contact:
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.