Ombudsman probe into medical cards

The Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan, is examining complaints about the refusal of medical cards to chronically ill children.

10th August, 2013
Emily Logan, the Ombudsman for Children. Photo: Feargal Ward

The Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan is examining complaints about the refusal of medical cards to chronically ill children.

Logan's office has commenced two separate investigations into cases of refusal of discretionary medical cards to children, *The Sunday Business Post* has learned. This is despite denials by the Health Service Executive (HSE) of any change in policy on extending medical cards on a discretionary basis to the long-term or chronically ill.

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