Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (811)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

811. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health if he will confirm that a private company (details supplied) in Dublin 3 has been contracted to assess medical card applications here; the level of training they have for assessing medical cards; if he will specify their background in social care work; if they have Garda clearance; the level of access they have to computerised systems involving medical card information, previous company; if the medical card helpline is also run by a private company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22686/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I have asked the Health Service Executive for a report on the issue raised by the Deputy. I will revert to the Deputy on the matter as soon as possible.