Thursday, 18 February 2021

Questions (301)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

301. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health his views on claims that preliminary team assessment could be in breach of codes of conduct and ethics set down by the regulator of the sector, CORU; and his views on the assertion that it is unethical to expect clinicians to complete a 90-minute assessment and make a determination of disability. [9246/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Programme for Government, Our Shared Future, recognises the need to improve services for both children and adults with disabilities through better implementation and by working together across Government in a better way.

The Government commits to prioritising early diagnosis and access to services for children and ensuring that the most effective interventions are provided for each child, to guarantee the best outcomes.

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.