Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (353)

Jackie Cahill


353. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health the status of freestyle libre being available on the long-term illness scheme for persons over 21 years of age and in the short-term making it exempt from VAT; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21444/19]

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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.

Decisions in relation to taxation policy are a matter for the Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.