Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (603)

Finian McGrath

Question:

603. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Health the position regarding medication or reliefs in respect of persons (details supplied) [12539/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I understand this question refers to prescription charges. 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.