Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (255)

Bernard Durkan


255. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 280 of 26 September 2013, wherein it was indicated that a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare was withdrawn on the basis of excessive income and where the spouse's income was recorded at €456 per week instead of the actual figure of €258 per week, if the refusal in this case will be reviewed as a matter of urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45490/13]

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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 issued to Oireachtas members.