Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1524)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

1524. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of placing home support services on a statutory footing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33268/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The development of a 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 encompasses 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.