State could fund private special needs assessments for children

Date: May 24, 2023

The Government has given a commitment to examine funding of private assessments for children with special needs who are waiting to be seen by specialists.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he has no ideological issue with the move as the State already uses private practice in other areas such as pharmacy, dentistry and through the National Treatment Purchase Fund.

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Published by RTÉ, Wednesday, 24th May 2023.