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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1196. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1197 of 20 June 2017, the number of new medical card applications awaiting processing; the date on which these applications were received; and the number of these applications that have exceeded the 15 day turnaround target. (Question 38318/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Medical Card Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1196 to 1201, inclusive, together.
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine these matters 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 relati...

1197. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1197 of 20 June 2017, the number of medical card review applications awaiting processing; the date on which these applications were received; and the number of these applications that have exceeded the 15 day turnaround target. (Question 38319/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Medical Card Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1196 to 1201, inclusive, together.
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine these matters 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 relati...

1198. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1197 of 20 June 2017, if persons that are subject to a medical card review application will maintain their eligibility status and access to their medical card or GP-only card pending the completion of their review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 38320/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Medical Card Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1196 to 1201, inclusive, together.
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine these matters 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 relati...

1199. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the number of new medical card applications awaiting processing in each community healthcare organisation, CHO, area; the date on which these applications were received in each CHO area; and the number of these applications that have exceeded the 15 day turnaround target. (Question 38321/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Medical Card Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1196 to 1201, inclusive, together.
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine these matters 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 relati...

1200. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the number of persons that hold a full medical card and GP-only card, respectively, in County Louth. (Question 38322/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Medical Card Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1196 to 1201, inclusive, together.
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine these matters 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 relati...

1201. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the number of medical card applications received from persons in County Louth in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the number of these applications which were refused; and the number of these applications which resulted in provision of a medical card (Question 38323/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Medical Card Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1196 to 1201, inclusive, together.
The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine these matters 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 relati...

670. 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 34973/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - 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...

1041. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a decision will issue on a medical card application for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36235/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - 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 ...

1053. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the status of the medical card application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36285/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - 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 ...

833. 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 34431/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - 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 u...

835. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if the status of an application for a full medical card can be re-examined in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34438/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - 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 u...

273. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33153/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - 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 ...

274. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied); if same has now been received and associated with the file; when a decision is likely to be reached; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33154/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - 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 ...

281. 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 33163/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - 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 ...

300. Deputy Seamus Healy asked the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card application submitted by a person (details supplied) whose sole income is derived from a social welfare payment. (Question 33241/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - 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 ...

355. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if he will temporarily reinstate a medical card for a person (details supplied). (Question 32579/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - 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 u...