318. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if a discretionary medical card will be provided to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53513/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - 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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407. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health when the web based paperless medical card application process to reduce the number of paper based applications will be introduced. (Question 53858/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - 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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155. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the status of an application by persons (details supplied) for a medical card; and when they can expect a decision on their case. (Question 53298/17 asked on 13 Dec 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have referred this query to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy. 
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187. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if a discretionary medical card will be provided for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53502/17 asked on 13 Dec 2017 - Medical Card Applications)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have referred this query to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy. 
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329. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the documents the HSE claim were not submitted with an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52987/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - 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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164. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a medical card will be approved in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52519/17 asked on 07 Dec 2017 - 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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380. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Health if his Department will issue an updated medical card to a person (details supplied) following the person’s change of general practitioner; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51920/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - 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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387. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if an application for a medical card can be expedited for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50182/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - 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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147. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a decision on their medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49510/17 asked on 22 Nov 2017 - 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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165. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the status of an application for a medical card in the case of a person (detail supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 48652/17 asked on 16 Nov 2017 - 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.
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply ...

327. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made regarding a medical card application by a person (details supplied); his views on whether it is correct for an application to take seven months to be processed despite having received all information; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 48024/17 asked on 14 Nov 2017 - 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.
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply t...

202. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 47574/17 asked on 09 Nov 2017 - 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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615. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Health the status of a medical card application by a person (details supplied). (Question 46457/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - 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.
The HSE has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon...

680. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Health the status of a medical card application by a person (details supplied) (Question 45942/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Medical Card Applications Data)

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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689. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health further to parliamentary question number 392 of 17 October 2017, if an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied) will be expedited in view of the fact that information provided in the previous application was omitted during processing; the timeframe for a decision to issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45983/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - 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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173. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1201 of 11 September 2017, if the central medical card unit collate figures for applications received, processed, refused and awarded from individual CHOs or counties; the reason figures for individual CHOs or counties are not collated; and if he has given consideration to doing so for future sharing of information with Teachtaí Dála. (Question 45491/17 asked on 26 Oct 2017 - Medical Card Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive (HSE) has responsibility for the processing of Medical Cards and I have asked the HSE to reply directly to the Deputy regarding the collation of Medical Card figures as described. 
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392. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health if an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied) will be expedited; the timeframe for a decision to issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 43936/17 asked on 17 Oct 2017 - 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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134. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if and when a medical card will be provided in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 43314/17 asked on 12 Oct 2017 - 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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278. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin 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 41758/17 asked on 03 Oct 2017 - 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.
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply t...

370. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive a decision from the medical card department regarding an application for a discretionary medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 41487/17 asked on 03 Oct 2017 - 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.
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply ...

130. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 39919/17 asked on 21 Sep 2017 - 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.
The HSE has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon ...

424. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1199 of 11 September 2017, the number of new medical card applications awaiting processing by CHO area or county; and the number of these applications that have exceeded the 15 day turnaround by CHO area or county. (Question 39376/17 asked on 20 Sep 2017 - Medical Card Applications Data)

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 u...

459. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a medical card renewal will be complete for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 39499/17 asked on 20 Sep 2017 - 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.
The HSE has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon ...

463. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); if all outstanding information in respect of their application has now been received; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 39509/17 asked on 20 Sep 2017 - 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.
The HSE has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon...

472. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 39548/17 asked on 20 Sep 2017 - 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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