Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Questions (507)

Gino Kenny


507. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Health the reason assessors are not asked to provide a diagnosis under the new standard operating procedure for assessments of need under the Disability Act 2005 given that the Act requires the nature and extent of the disability to be set out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27157/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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