Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (831)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

831. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 24 of 14 May 2014, in relation to the ability of general practitioners to allow temporary extension of eligibility for expiring cards where a sensitive renewal is appropriate, if he will provide details on the guidelines laid out for GPs to determine when such a temporary extension can be effected; and if he has figures on the number of such extensions which have been effected to date in 2014. [22779/14]

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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.