|Title:||Identification of DVA Entitled Persons|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0172/09|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 29 January 2009|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This operational directive outlines the identification of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Entitled Persons (EP) who access admitted and non-admitted services in publicly funded hospitals across Western Australia (WA).|
|Legal requirements:||WA-DVA Hospitals Services Arrangement 2005-10
|Applicable to:||WA Funded Hospitals|
|Period of effect:||from 2 February 2009 to 30 June 2009|
|Review date:||29 January 2013|
|Authorised by:||Dr Peter Flett, DIRECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 29-Jan-2009|
|Print version:||View print version|
Identification of DVA Entitled Persons
This operational directive outlines the identification of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Entitled Persons (EP) who access admitted and non-admitted services in publicly funded hospitals across Western Australia (WA).
The WA-DVA Hospital Services Arrangement (HSA) ensures that DVA EP receive a comprehensive range of admitted and non-admitted patient services. Relevant information about the HSA is accessible via http://intranet.health.wa.gov.au/HealthFinance/branches/dva.cfm.
It is essential to identify all EP at point of service provision to ensure that costs of hospital services are sourced from the Commonwealth DVA; otherwise the State would bear the full cost of care of entitled Gold and White card holders.
Entitled Persons who choose to access WA publicly funded hospital services and be treated as Repatriation private patients under the HSA are entitled to choice of:
· a publicly funded hospital with a minimum of shared ward accommodation; and
· doctor provided the doctor has admitting rights for private patients at that hospital.
Repatriation private patient status is not equivalent to having a private health insurance.
Entitled persons may choose to elect to be treated as public patients under the National Health Care Agreement; however they will not be entitled to choice of hospital or doctor.
Dr Peter Flett
This circular last updated: Thursday, 29 January 2009 at 4:05pm