Dáil Question No: 172

To ask the Minister for Finance if a review of the Taxes Consolidation Act (1997) is currently underway in terms of allowing patients who self refer to claim reimbursement for physiotherapy expenses; if so, the progress that has been made with regard to reviewing the legislation; if it will be completed in advance of the Finance Bill in October; if not, the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013.
Ref No: 31789/13

Answered by the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan


The position is, as I have stated on many occasions in the House, that this issue was raised during the debates in the Seanad on Finance Bill 2013, during which I agreed to re-examine the matter during the course of this year.

My Department is currently in the process of examining the issue and when the analysis is completed and the findings are presented to me, I will make any necessary decisions in the context of Finance (No 2) Bill 2013.