Written answers

Tuesday, 17 May 2005

Department of Health and Children

Medical Cards

9:00 pm

Photo of Dan NevilleDan Neville (Limerick West, Fine Gael)
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Question 81: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children when a medical card will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. [16078/05]

Photo of Mary HarneyMary Harney (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Health and Children; Dublin Mid West, Progressive Democrats)
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The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. This includes responsibility for the assessment of applications for medical cards. Accordingly, my Department has requested the chief officer for the executive's mid-western area to investigate the matter raised and to reply directly to the Deputy.

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