Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (230)

Brendan Griffin


230. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health if medical cards will be reinstated to persons (details supplied) in County Kerry in view of the the fact that they were awarded after notification of a successful appeal and withdrawn two months later without any review or formal notice of this decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32457/13]

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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.