Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (828)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

828. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health when a device (details supplied) will made available for free to type 1 diabetics; the qualifying criteria for same; if patients on the earlier 640g model will be entitled to upgrade to the new 670g model automatically for free; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34893/19]

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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.