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Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009

Appointment of Care Representatives

An application for the appointment of a Care Representative should be made to the Circuit Court.

The application must be made in the circuit in which the person to whom the application relates is living at the time of the making of the application.

It can also be made where that person has lived at any time during the period of three years immediately prior to the making of the application.

The President of the Circuit Court has issued a practice direction (CC10) to facilitate applications for the appointment of a Care Representative.

The fees payable in respect of an application on the Notice of Motion (Form 1) and an affidavit are set out in the current Circuit Court Fees Order.

Further information on the operation of the Scheme is available from the HSE.

You will find further information on this subject on the Department of Health website.


This page updated: 7 December 2015