Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (352)

Michael McGrath

Question:

352. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health if the finger test strip utilisation monitoring is indicating a cost or a saving (details supplied); the measures the HSE has determined to be the next steps in the finger test strips utilisation monitoring; the way in which persons that will turn 22 years of age in the next six months will be treated if they do not qualify for the reimbursement scheme any longer but would like to continue using it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41153/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013, the HSE has statutory responsibility for the administration of the community drug schemes; therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.