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Department says limited registration therapists can provide pain treatments

Created  12th December 2018

Allied health professionals certified with limited registration from their professional body are eligible to provide complex pain management services in residential aged care, the Department of Health has ruled.

The confirmation has been welcomed by the aged care allied health professional community, which experienced two weeks of uncertainty after the department published advice to the contrary on 22 November.

That advice said allied health professionals issued with a “limited” registration by their relevant national board did not meet the requirements to provide pain management treatments under Aged Care Funding Instrument items 12.4a and 12.4b (read more here.)

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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