Dáil Éireann - Volume 597 - 10 February, 2005

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

  123. Mr. F. McGrath asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5 was refused a medical card; and if they will be given the maximum support and advice. [4362/05]

  Ms Harney: The Health Act 2004 provided for 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 northern area to investigate the matter raised and to reply directly to the Deputy.

Question No. 124 answered with Question No. 77.