Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (351)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

351. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding Orkambi; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11775/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Eligibility for public health services in Ireland is subject to the criteria of being 'ordinarily resident' in the State. 'Ordinarily resident' means a person is living in the State or can provide evidence that he/she intends to remain in the State for at least one year.

The Health Service Executive is responsible for assessing if a person meets the 'ordinarily resident' criteria.

Should the Deputy wish to provide the person's contact details, including her Irish address, I will forward to the HSE for examination and direct reply to the Deputy. Alternatively, the person should contact her local area health office for advice on entitlement to public health services in Ireland.