Thursday, 23 July 2020

Questions (226)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

226. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding Covid-19 certification; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17773/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The issues referred to in this question are clinical decisions between a GP and his/her patients. A GP will understand the clinical history and the personal circumstances relating to an individual and can provide the necessary advice and guidance that suit the particular needs of the individual’s circumstances. The Deputy may also wish to know that the certification of any individual as being unable to work is subject to the contractual relationship between employers and employees. In addition, in the case of the certification of an individual for the purposes of statutory schemes operated by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, the provisions are a matter for the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection.