Question to the Minister for Health (Dr. Leo Varadkar, TD)
To ask the Minister for Health when he expects the Health (General Practitioner Services) Bill 2015 to complete its passage through the Houses of the Oireachtas; when the roll-out of general practitioner visit cards to all those over 70 years of age will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer
For WRITTEN ANSWER on 16, June, 2015.
The Health (General Practitioner Services) Bill 2015 has completed all stages in the Dáil and is scheduled to shortly complete its passage through the Seanad. After the legislation has been enacted all persons over 70 years who are ordinarily resident that do not currently have a medical card or GP visit card will be able to start registering for the GP service without fees in late July and the service will be made available in early August.