Dáil Éireann - Volume 492 - 16 June, 1998
Written Answers. - Prison Medical Service.
Mr. Broughan Mr. Broughan
44. Mr. Broughan asked the Minister for Health and Children the services which he is providing for heroin addicted prisoners in each of the State prisons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14242/98]
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Cowen) Brian Cowen
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Cowen): As the Deputy will be aware, the administration of the prison service including the prison medical service is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. The provision of treatment services for drug misusers would be a matter for him in the first instance. I  am aware that, by arrangement with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Eastern Health Board consultant psychiatrists working in substance abuse provide services to Mountjoy Prison on a sessional basis.
Dáil Éireann 492 Written Answers. Prison Medical Service.