Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (385)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

385. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health if there are restrictions on non-EU qualified general practitioners working here applying for a medical card list. [52867/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Applications for GMS panels are accepted from EU qualified GPs and non-EU qualified GPs on an equal basis. There are no restrictions for non-EEA qualified general practitioners once they have obtained the requisite immigration status and clearance from the relevant law enforcement agency. All GPs applying for a GMS panel are required to register with the Medical Council of Ireland and must have their name included in the Specialist Division of the Register for General Practice.