Question to the Minister of State at the Department of Health (Ms Kathleen Lynch, TD)
To ask the Minister for Health regarding the group of experts reviewing the eligibility criteria for medical cards, if he will consider including representatives of or experts with knowledge of kidney disease and organ transplantation in the expert group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer.
For WRITTEN ANSWER on 17/07/2014
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.