Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Department of Health
Drugs Payment Scheme
423. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who reach the annual limit €1,728 of the Drugs Payment Scheme, the number of persons who met the previous limits of €1,584 in 2012, and €1,440 in 2011; the average annual spend per household on the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45007/15]
Under the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has statutory responsibility for the administration of the primary care schemes; therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to you.
If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days, please contact my Private Office and they will follow up the matter with them.