Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (800, 802, 803)

Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

800. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Health the reason the medical card section cannot or will not make a direct call to the relevant doctor to ascertain if medical card recipients' outlined medical circumstances have changed since they last applied. [22645/14]

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Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

802. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Health if he will consider making it permissible for the medical card section to confirm with local authorities whether the person's rent has changed since last reviewed. [22647/14]

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Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

803. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Health if he will consider making it the task of the staff of the medical card section to gather the relevant information from the professional bodies concerned when assessing medical card applications from disabled persons. [22648/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 800, 802 and 803 together.

The information sought by the Deputy is not readily available. However, I have asked the Health Service Executive to supply this information to me and I will forward it to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Question No. 801 answered with Question No. 749.
Questions Nos. 802 and 803 answered with Question No. 800.