***Update 26/1/2021*** Processing of Primary Medical Certs will have to await easing of Covid restrictions
Dáil Eireann 5th February 2021
Paschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
I propose to take Questions Nos. 211 and 212 together.
Following approval of the Finance Act 2020, which provides for the medical criteria for the Disabled Drivers Scheme, the HSE has been informed that medical assessments can recommence from 1stJanuary 2021. This is considered to be an interim solution only. A comprehensive review of the scheme, to include a broader review of mobility supports for persons with disabilities, will be conducted this year. On foot of that review new proposals will be brought forward for consideration.
Separately, the ability to hold assessments may be impacted on by, among other things, the public health restrictions in place and the role of the HSE Medical Officers in the roll out of the COVID vaccination programme.