Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (669)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

669. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health the decision of the Health Service Executive to allow patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, to be covered under the long-term illness scheme; if this will be back dated and if they may claim back what they have already paid out on medications now to be covered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5363/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Mental Illness (under 16) is one of the illnesses covered under the LTI Scheme. Following a review of the operation of the Scheme with reference to ADHD, the HSE issued appropriate national guidelines in September 2013, to be implemented with immediate effect. The implementation of the guidelines will ensure that in future all children with ADHD are treated equally under the Long Term Illness Scheme.