Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (654)

Brian Walsh


654. Deputy Brian Walsh asked the Minister for Health if he will provide an explanation for the refusal of a medical card appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway in view of the fact that the applicant has a long-term medical need; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31652/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has recently reissued to Oireachtas members.