Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Questions (1175)

Rose Conway-Walsh


1175. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Health the waiting lists for primary medical certificates by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32525/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Minister for Finance has responsibility for the Disabled Drivers and Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme, which is operated by the Revenue Commissioners. To qualify for the Scheme, an applicant must be in possession of a Primary Medical Certificate.

The extent of the involvement of Health Service Executive (HSE) personnel in the Scheme relates to making a professional clinical determination as to whether an individual applicant meets the specified medical criteria. This determination is undertaken by Senior Medical Officers for the relevant HSE Community Health Organisation, on behalf of the Department of Finance and the Revenue Commissioners.

As the Deputy's question relates to a service matter, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for a direct reply to the Deputy.