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NOTES FOR

ALLIED HEALTH PROVIDERS

SECTION 2(a)
NOTES FOR

ALLIED MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Notes For Allied Mental Health Care Providers


Introduction


  • The purpose of the Notes for Allied Mental Health Care Providers is to outline the policy and procedures for the provision of allied mental health care services to entitled persons.




  • The Notes for Allied Mental Health Care Providers should be read in conjunction with the Notes for Allied Health Providers which set out the general requirements and parameters for providing health care treatment to the veteran community.


Eligibility to provide allied mental health care services


  • Under DVA statutory registration arrangements, to provide allied mental health care services to entitled persons a provider must be currently registered with Medicare Australia under the Medicare Scheme as one of the following providers:

  • Clinical psychologist;

  • Psychologist;

  • Social worker (mental health); or

  • Occupational therapist (mental health).

For information on Medicare Australia’s registration requirements contact 132 150.


Neuropsychologists

  • Neuropsychologists are not included in DVA’s statutory registration arrangements and must register with DVA directly before providing services to entitled persons.

To be eligible to provide neuropsychology services to entitled persons of the veteran community a provider must:



  • be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia; and

  • hold an endorsement in clinical neuropsychology from the Psychology Board of Australia; or

  • show evidence of their qualifications in neuropsychology including:

  • an accredited doctorate in neuropsychology and at least one year of approved, supervised, full time equivalent practice; or

  • an accredited masters in neuropsychology and a minimum of two years of approved, supervised, full time equivalent practice.

For more information on registering with DVA as a neuropsychologist contact:


Postal: Medicare Australia Liaison and Contract Management Section

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

GPO Box 9998

CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601





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