Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (650)

Robert Troy

Question:

650. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the reasons that mental health issues are not considered as a long-term illness for persons over 16 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12955/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Regulations were made in 1971, 1973 and 1975 specifying the conditions covered by the Long Term Illness Scheme. The Health Services (Amendment) gulations, 1971 (S.I. No. 277/1971) specified that Mental Illness in a person under 16 should be covered under the scheme.

Question No. 651 answered with Question No. 573.