Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Health

State Claims Agency Data

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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655. To ask the Minister for Health the number of claims submitted to the State Claims Agency relating to Covid-19; the number of expected claims; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5642/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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The State Claims Agency (SCA) has a statutory remit to manage personal injury claims, including claims in respect of clinical negligence, on behalf of Delegated State Authorities (DSA’s) including the Health Service Executive. 

I have been informed by the SCA that it has not received any claims relating to COVID-19 to date and also that it is not possible to predict with any accuracy the number of claims that may be received in time.

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