Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Wednesday, 2 February 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 596 No. 4

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  204.  Mr. McGuinness  Information on John McGuinness  Zoom on John McGuinness   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   if a medical card will issue immediately to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2934/05]

Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children (Ms Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  The Health Act 2004 provided for [1584]the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. This includes responsibility for the assessment of applications for medical cards. Accordingly, my Department has requested the chief officer for the executive’s south eastern area to investigate the matter raised and to reply directly to the Deputy.


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