116. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a general practitioner practice (details supplied) which has closed; his views on the impact such a closure has on patient files; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19147/18 asked on 02 May 2018)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I understand the company the Deputy is referring to was a private limited company providing medical services to customers that had paid a membership fee.

If a patient experiences difficulties accessing their personal data or medical records following the closure of a medical practice or private company, they should contact the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner for assistance.