Frequently Asked Questions - Appeals
Yes, you can appeal a decision made by a Registration Board.
To appeal, you must set out your case on a registration appeal form.
You will be provided with a registration appeal form when you are notified by the Registration Board that your application has been refused.
You must send in the completed registration appeal form with the appeal fee of €100 to:
Registration Appeals Section
Health and Social Care Professionals Council
8-11 Lombard Street East
You should use the registration appeal form to set out all the information you wish the Council to consider.
You must make your appeal to the Health and Social Care Professional’s Council within 30 days of receiving the decision from the Registration Board.
Your appeal cannot be processed without the appeal fee of €100.
It will be returned to you on non payment of the fee.
Council may decide to refund your appeal fee at the end of your appeal.
The Health and Social Care Professionals Council will hear your appeal at one of its meetings.
Yes. You are entitled to attend at your appeal hearing. You must confirm that you will be attending the appeal so we can make appropriate arrangements.
No, you do not have to attend at your appeal. Council will proceed to deal with your appeal in your absence if you:
• inform us that you do not wish to attend, or
• do not confirm to us that you will be attending, or
• have confirmed but do not attend on the day without contacting us.
Council will consider your appeal at one of its meetings.
Council is entitled to seek advice from experts, including medical practitioners and/or legal advisers as necessary. Council may also seek further information from you.
If an Expert’s report is being given to Council you will be provided with a copy of that report in advance of the appeal hearing.
If you wish to respond to Council on that Expert’s Report, you will have 14 days to do so.
• The hearing will be heard in private.
• The hearing will be as informal as possible observing fair procedures.
• Council will hear submissions. If you attend or are represented at the hearing Council will hear oral submissions. Council will also consider the written submissions it has received in advance.
• If you don’t wish to attend or have a representative, then Council will consider your written submissions.
• A legal assessor will be present at the hearing to provide advice to Council. Any advice received will be provided to you.
• Council is entitled to seek advice from experts, including medical practitioners as necessary. Any advice received will be copied to you.
Council can do one of the following:
• confirm the decision of the registration board; or
• direct that registration be granted; or
• direct a new decision to be made; or
• give other directions to the registration board.
When Council has made its determination it will notify you.
If Council confirms a registration board’s decision to refuse your application for registration, you will be provided with information on your right of further appeal to the High Court within 30 days of receiving Council’s decision.