|Title:||DVA PATIENT ELECTION FORM|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0173/09|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 12 February 2009|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This operational directive outlines the requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Entitled Persons, who wish to be treated using their DVA entitlements, to sign the DVA patient election form as part o fthe admission process. Electronic versions of the forms are available in TOPAS and HCARe.|
|Legal requirements:||WA-DVA hospital services arrangement 2005-10
|Applicable to:||WA funded hospitals|
|Period of effect:||from 2 February 2009 to 30 June 2010|
|Authorised by:||Dr Peter Flett, DIRECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 05-Feb-2009|
|Print version:||View print version|
DVA PATIENT ELECTION FORM
This operational directive outlines the requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Entitled Persons to sign the DVA Patient Election Form on admission or during the course of their hospital stay.
The WA-DVA Hospital Services Arrangement ensures that Entitled Persons receive a comprehensive range of admitted and non-admitted services in WA Funded Hospitals. Entitled Persons are veterans with a Gold or White Repatriation Health ealth HealtCard. The process of identifying Entitled Persons is detailed in OD0172/09 or as amended from time to time. Relevant information about the HSA is accessible via the intranet http://intranet.health.wa.gov.au/HealthFinance/branches/dva.cfm
The DVA Patient Election Form is a means of confirming patient identity, eligibility, and a record of consent for the release of relevant information by the Department of Health to the DVA to facilitate the effective management of the HSA, and the processing of payments for hospital services.
As part of the admission process, hospital staff must ensure that the:
All hospitals are advised to use the relevant forms (samples attached), which are available in electronic versions in TOPAS and HCARe.
Dr Peter Flett
This circular last updated: Thursday, 12 February 2009 at 11:09am