Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (949)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

949. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the confusion over the licensing of Civil Defence volunteers by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council to practice as emergency medical technicians or above; if the level of medical care that Civil Defence volunteers are able to provide at the moment is downgraded, if the ambulance service will be able to deal with the increased workload; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19636/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is an independent statutory body with responsibility for professional regulation in the area of pre-hospital emergency care including the recognition of professional qualifications. Accordingly, the Deputy's query has been referred to PHECC for direct response.