Written answers

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Department of Health and Children

National Treatment Purchase Fund

5:00 pm

Photo of M J NolanM J Nolan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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Question 87: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if a person (details supplied) in County Carlow can avail of the treatment purchase scheme to have orthodontic treatment carried out; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23262/07]

Photo of Mary HarneyMary Harney (Minister, Department of Health and Children; Dublin Mid West, Progressive Democrats)
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The Programme for Government contains a commitment that orthodontic cases can be referred to the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) by creating an orthodontic fund to treat children who have been waiting the longest for treatment. Officials from my Department will examine the steps involved in advancing this issue while also having discussions with the National Treatment Purchase Fund.

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