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General Practitioner Services

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 12 May 2022

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Ceisteanna (329)

Richard Bruton

Ceist:

329. Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Health the date from which children under eight years of age will become eligible for general practitioner services without a means test. [23934/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

My officials and the HSE are engaged in preparatory work for the commencement of the initial stage of the phased expansion of GP care without fees to all children aged 12 years and under, the provision of GP care without fees to all children aged 6 and 7. Consultations with the IMO, representing GPs, are currently underway with the intention of introducing this service this year.

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