Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (251)

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

251. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health the number of applications that have been received for primary medical certificates in CHO 9 in 2020; the number of applications that have been processed to date; the number of applications that have undergone a medical assessment; the number of applications that are still awaiting a decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29298/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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 HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.