Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (248)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

248. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in County Wexford has not been referred for orthodontic treatment; the procedure during a routine appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18430/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE provides orthodontic treatment to patients based on their level of clinical need. An individual's access to orthodontic treatment is determined against a set of clinical guidelines and priority is given to patients with greatest needs. The HSE has been asked to examine the specific query raised by the Deputy and to reply to him as soon as possible.