Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (182)

Lucinda Creighton

Question:

182. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Health the reason the expiry date of a medical card was changed arbitrarily from July 2017 to 30 June 2014 in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 14; if he will reinstate the original expiry date of July 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23694/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.

The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has issued to Oireachtas members.