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Shortall, Róisín

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

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Written Answers - Medical Cards

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Medical cards are granted by the HSE on the basis of means and individual circumstances and all persons seeking a medical card must be assessed under the undue hardship principle. There are no pla...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

If a person has been refused a medical card they can lodge an appeal within 21 days. Details of the appeals process are forward to the applicant with their refusal letter. As this refusal of a me...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

I propose to take Questions Nos. 456, 477 and 478 together.More Button

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 and regulations made thereunder regulate and control the import, export, production, supply and possession of a range of named narcotic drugs and psychotropic substance...More Button

The possession and sale of cannabis seeds is not prohibited under the Misuse of Drugs legislation. Cannabis seeds are tradeable goods not controlled by the international drug control conventions b...More Button

Under the Criminal Justice Psychoactive Substances Act, 2010, a person who sells a psychoactive substance, including a fungus, knowing or being reckless as to whether that substance is being acquir...More Button

My Department reviews any evidence that substances are being abused and are causing significant harm to public health. It engages with the Department of Justice and Equality, the Gardaí, the...More Button

Written Answers - Medicinal Products

The new drug for patients with progressive melanoma will now be made available. The decision is the culmination of a comprehensive technology review process within the National Cancer Control Progr...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 501 to 503, inclusive, together.More Button

Pradaxa is available under the GMS Scheme, the Drug Payment Scheme and other community drugs schemes for the prevention of blood clots in adult patients who have undergone elective hip replacement ...More Button

The HSE is assessing the availability of resources to provide for the long term treatment with Pradaxa for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. This is a complicated proce...More Button

Written Answers - Long-Term Illness Scheme

I propose to take Questions Nos. 460, 467 and 469 together. More Button

The Programme for Government commits to reforming the current public health system by introducing Universal Health Insurance with equal access to care for all. As part of this, the Government is c...More Button

Primary legislation is required to give effect to this commitment. The Department of Health is currently drafting legislation to provide for the phased introduction of a universal GP service witho...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Question No. 483 answered with Question No. 475.More Button

Written Answers - Dental Services

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff

This matter has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button