Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Questions (793)

Carol Nolan

Question:

793. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the amount paid to general practitioners for the provision of termination of pregnancy services in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14240/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The first Annual Report on the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018, which was laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas on 30 June, shows that during the period 1 January to 31 December 2019, 6,542 medical procedures were carried out in early pregnancy under the grounds set out in section 12 of the Act.

Payments to General Practitioners for the provision of termination of pregnancy services are made through the HSE’s Primary Care Reimbursement Service. I have therefore, asked the HSE to provide the information requested directly to the Deputy.