It’s being reported that legal proceedings have been initiated against the HSE in relation to the alleged overprescribing of medication in South Kerry.
Last month, the HSE began reviewing the files of some children and young people who attended the South Kerry CAMHS.
The HSE is reviewing the files of over 1,500 children and young people who attended the South Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services between 2016 and 2020.
A helpline was set up to assist those affected.
Today’s Irish Independent reports legal proceedings against the HSE have been initiated over the alleged prescribing of excessive amounts of medication to a child attending a mental health service.
The lawsuit is the first to be taken in connection with the CAMHS review.
Law firm Coleman Legal confirmed to the paper it had issued proceedings on behalf of a child, adding it was also contacted by a number of other families.
The review, which began in April, is due to take 16 weeks to complete.