Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (947)

Seán Fleming


947. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health if a medical procedure that was carried out in a private clinic can be reimbursed (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35449/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Where a person has met the terms of the Cross-Border Directive, and has received treatment in either a public or private institution of another EU\EEA Member State, they may seek reimbursement of the lesser of either the cost of such treatment in the Member State where it is received, or the cost that would have applied for the treatment in the public health system of their Member State of Affiliation. Reimbursement is not permitted where the treatment is received in the person's own Member State of Affiliation. Therefore, there is no reimbursement for procedures carried out in private hospitals in Ireland for Irish patients.