172. Deputy Kevin O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Health if he will intervene with the HSE regarding a medical card renewal application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; if his attention has been drawn to the tedious process the person has been put through to have their medical card reinstated fully; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that the HSE medical card section was advised on 2 May 2018 of this person’s misdiagnosis; and if the matter will be expedited. (Question 20523/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services.
Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.  However, I can confirm that in relation to the case raised by the Deputy, the HS...

202. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Health if a medical card will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20378/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly.
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264. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin asked the Minister for Health the status of a medical card application by a person (details supplied). (Question 19680/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy.
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156. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a medical card will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18518/18 asked on 26 Apr 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy. 
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378. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if a medical card application will be reopened for persons (details supplied) to facilitate the provision of a letter in the format requested; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17593/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly.
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238. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if a discretionary medical card will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17178/18 asked on 19 Apr 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy. 
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269. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of a medical card renewal in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17361/18 asked on 19 Apr 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy. 
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676. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in County Louth awaiting a decision on a medical card application. (Question 15045/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly.
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284. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when an emergency or discretionary medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14816/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly. 
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285. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a discretionary medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14817/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly. 
However, there is insufficient information contained in the PQ for the HSE to investigate this issue. Therefore the Deputy should forward the requested information directly to the HSE. 
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286. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue for a person (details supplied) in view of the fact that their circumstances have not changed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14820/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly.
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287. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a discretionary medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14821/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly. 
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190. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health when a decision on a medical card application review by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14310/18 asked on 28 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive (HSE) to respond directly to the Deputy. 
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340. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the calculations used in determining the assessment of a medical card application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13591/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly.
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368. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a decision on a medical card application submitted in January 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13774/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly. 
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375. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied) will be expedited. (Question 13803/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive (HSE) to respond directly to the Deputy. 
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403. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a medical card application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will be processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13962/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive (HSE) to respond directly to the Deputy.
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195. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status of a medical card application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13396/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive (HSE) to respond directly to the Deputy. 
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560. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a decision on their medical card application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12409/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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149. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Health the number of medical card applications from County Wicklow that were successful following an appeal in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10242/18 asked on 28 Feb 2018 - Medical Card Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on this issue.
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477. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if a medical card will be restored to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9899/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, the Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy directly.
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163. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8977/18 asked on 21 Feb 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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198. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health the status of a medical card for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 7842/18 asked on 15 Feb 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply.
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216. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6601/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply.
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314. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Health the status of a medical card application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5343/18 asked on 06 Feb 2018 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): 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 us...