Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (652)

Olwyn Enright


768 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will consider allowing people who are over 70 years and qualify for medical cards to have tests such as the eye test and driving licence test covered under the medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2091/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Medical card holders are eligible for a range of treatments and services without charge under the GMS scheme. However, the issue of certificates for these tests to any medical card holder, regardless of age, may incur charges. I do not have any plans to change the current system.