Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (445)

John Brassil

Question:

445. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if the full cost-benefit analysis and risk assessment process has been completed in respect of switching to a fair deal model for home care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25365/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The development of a new, stand alone statutory scheme and system of regulation for home-support services is a key objective of the Government, which the Department of Health is currently progressing. This includes work to determine the optimal model for, and approach to the development of, the statutory scheme within the broader context of the Sláintecare reforms.

The development of a new statutory scheme and system of regulation for home-support services is a complex process to which cost–benefit analysis and risk-assessment will be integral, and this work is currently on-going.

Question No. 446 answered with Question No. 422.