Thursday, 20 June 2013

Questions (71)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

71. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Finance if an amendment will be made to the Tax Consolidation Act 1997 that would return to the situation whereby patients are allowed to claim reimbursement for physiotherapy expenses when they self-refer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29840/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The position is, as I have stated on many occasions in the House, that this issue was raised during the debates in the Seanad on Finance Bill 2013, during which I agreed to re-examine the matter during the course of this year. My Department is currently in the process of examining the issue and when the analysis is completed and the findings are presented to me, I will make any necessary decisions in the context of Finance (No 2) Bill 2013.