Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (945)

Seán Fleming

Question:

945. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health his plans to place home support services on a statutory basis (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35446/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Work is on-going to determine the optimal approach to the development of the statutory scheme within the broader context of the Sláintecare reforms. The Department’s Sláintecare Implementation Strategy commits to the introduction of the statutory scheme in 2021.

In 2019 work is focused on the design of the scheme and the options for regulation. As part of this work a review of the operation, management and funding of existing home support services is currently being undertaken.