Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (569)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

569. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow, who is in receipt of the disability allowance is exempt from paying the increased prescription charges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12524/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Medical card holders are required to pay a €1.50 charge per item for medicines and other prescription items supplied to them by community pharmacists, subject to a cap of €19.50 per month for each person or family. Prescription charges do not apply to children in the care of the HSE or to methadone supplied to patients participating in the Methadone Treatment Scheme.