Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 24 May, 2005
Written Answers - Medical Cards.
Mr. McGuinness Mr. McGuinness
135. Mr. McGuinness asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children if an appeal against the decision not to issue a medical card to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny will be expedited; and if the card will be issued. [16893/05]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Ms Harney: The Health Act 2004 provided for the establishment of the Health Service Executive 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 of the Health Service Executive’s south-eastern area to investigate the matters raised and reply direct to the Deputy.
Dáil Éireann 602 Written Answers Medical Cards.