Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Department of Health
Medical Card Reviews
164. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite a medical card review and award a full medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47224/13]
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has issued to Oireachtas members.