Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (577)

Jack Wall

Question:

577. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Health if the cost of an MRI scan is covered in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who is the holder of a current medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20883/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the Health Services Outpatient Charges Regulations 1993, the HSE may levy a charge on private patients for the use of an MRI machine in a public hospital. A medical card holder attending as a public patient will not be liable to a charge for a MRI scan, whereas should that person attend as a private patient a charge will apply.