Written answers

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Department of Health

Medical Card Applications

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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133. To ask the Minister for Health if review forms for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be re-sent as they have not been received despite reminder letter being issued on 27 October 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44490/14]

Photo of Kathleen LynchKathleen Lynch (Cork North Central, Labour)
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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.

If the Deputy has not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days, please contact my Private Office who will follow up the matter with them.


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