Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (537)

James Bannon

Question:

537. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Health when orthodontic treatment assessed as necessary three years ago will be provided in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford whose condition has deteriorated in the interim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11295/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE provides orthodontic treatment to patients based on their level of clinical need. An individual's access to orthodontic treatment is determined against a set of clinical guidelines and priority is given to patients with greatest needs. The HSE has been asked to examine the specific query raised by the Deputy and to reply to him as soon as possible.