Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Department of Health
Medical Card Reviews
478. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide, in tabular form, the number of discretionary medical cards issued on medical grounds; the number of reviews issued by the Health Service Executive for each month since January 2013 to date in 2015 [24993/15]
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.