Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (149)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

149. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of putting home care entitlements on a statutory footing. [27259/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The development of a new, standalone 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 which will require costing, and this work is currently on-going.