Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (96)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

96. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the way in which and-or the procedures the chief medical officer in the Air Corps makes requests to civilian general practitioners and-or hospitals in respect of serving officers medical files and-or medical history; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52823/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

I am informed by the military authorities that, in general, when communicating with civilian general practitioners and/or hospitals in respect of serving officers' medical files and or medical history, a letter is drafted to the appropriate medical practitioner.  This letter is then posted to that medical practitioner.

On occasion, where no reply has been received, the Air Corps Medical Officer will follow this up with a telephone call or an email.

A copy of the letter is placed in the patient's medical file for future reference.