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EnableNSW - Disability Support

  • Consumer Eligibility

    EnableNSW provides equipment, and in some cases attendant care, to assist eligible residents of NSW with a permanent or long-term disability by providing assistive technology in the areas of :
    - mobility
    - self care
    - communication, and
    - respiratory support

    Consumers can apply online for eligibility or fill out a form and mail it to EnableNSW. An Equipment Request Form, which describes the individual's functional or clinical needs for the equipment, is then required to be completed by an eligible prescriber. Completed applications and requests will be assessed for eligibility and applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome and expected timeframe for funding.

    Disability Support Programs

    Disability Support Programs administered by EnableNSW include:
    - Aids and Equipment Program (formerly known as PADP)
    - Specialised Equipment Essential for Discharge (SEED)
    - Young People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC)
    - Prosthetic Limb Service (formerly known as ALS)
    - Home Respiratory Program (HRP)

    Prescribers

    EnableNSW provides clinical advice and guidelines on what can be provided by us for your consumers.

    An online dashboard is provided for approved NSW prescribers to
    - look up information about their EnableNSW clients
    - find out the status of submitted requests
    - lodge new requests for equipment and consumables online without having to fill in forms.
    - lodge repairs and reorders on behalf of their clients and update basic client details.


  • Locked Bag 5270 Parramatta NSW 2124
    Phone: 1 800 362 253
    1 800 ENABLE
NSW Health

Private Health Facilities

  • Day Procedure Centre

    Day procedure centres (patients admitted and discharged on the same day) must meet the regulatory standards applicable to the prescribed class of the facility and must be approved to admit child patients under 14 years.

    There are currently six prescribed classes of day procedure centres:

    1) Cardiac Catheterisation (a service provided for cardiac catheterisation for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes)
    2) Child Patients (a service provided for the care and treatment of persons under 14 years of age)
    3) Cytotoxic (that is, a day procedure centre used for the purpose of providing treatment that involves prolonged intravenous infusion of a single cytotoxic agent or sequential intravenous infusion of more than one cytotoxic agent)
    4) Dialysis (that is, a day procedure centre used for the purpose of providing treatment that involves dialysis, haemofiltration or haemoperfusion)
    5) Endoscopic (that is, a day procedure centre used for the purpose of providing endoscopic treatment that involves the administration of a general anaesthetic or intravenous sedative otherwise than for the purpose of simple sedation)
    6) Family care (that is, a day procedure centre used for treatment that involves the multidisciplinary care and treatment of children who are less than 5 years of age for early childhood conditions relating to developmental, behavioural, feeding or sleeping
    Surgical (that is, a day procedure centre used for the purpose of providing surgical treatment that involves the administration of a general, spinal, epidural or major regional block anaesthetic or intravenous sedative otherwise than for the purpose of si

    Private Hospital

    Private hospitals (patients accommodated overnight) must meet all general licensing standards and any associated licensing standards that apply to each class of facility and specialist service and must have approval to admit child patients (under 14 years) and conduct a dispensary.

    Prescribed classes of Private Hospitals
    1) General (that is a private hospital used for a purpose other than the purposes of a surgical, obstetric, rehabilitation or psychiatric class hospital)
    2) Surgical (that is, a private hospital used for the purpose of conducting surgical operations or endoscopic procedures, other than those that would normally be conducted by a medical practitioner in his or her consulting rooms)
    3) Obstetric (that is, a private hospital used for the purpose of providing obstetric care)
    4) Psychiatric (that is, a private hospital used for the purpose of providing psychiatric care)
    5) Rehabilitation (that is, a private hospital used for the purpose of providing long-term or specialised physical rehabilitation)
    6) Specialised Hospital Services
    7) Cardiac Catherisation (service provided for cardiac catheterisation for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes)
    8) Emergency Services (a service provided for persons injured in accidents or suffering medical and other emergencies)
    9) Intensive Care Levels 1 & 2 (a service provided for life support, monitoring and care for Patients suffering from life threatening conditions)
    10) Dialysis, haemofiltration or haemoperfusion (a service providing treatment that involves dialysis haemofiltration or haemoperfusion)
    11) Neonatal Intensive Care (a service provided for life support, monitoring and care for newly born children suffering from life threatening prematurity, illness or disability at birth)
    12) Open Heart Surgery (a service provided for any surgical procedure requiring the use of a heart lung machine for circulatory support during procedures within or on the heart)
    Others
    13) Child Patients (a service provided for the care and treatment of persons under 14 years of age)
    14) Dispensary (a service provided for the dispensation of medications to inpatients)


NSW Health

Tobacco Retailer Notification Scheme

  • Tobacco Retailer Notification

    Businesses who intend to sell tobacco and/or non-tobacco smoking products must notify NSW Health through Service NSW before commencing such activities. If your business is selling tobacco products and you have not made your notification, you need to do so immediately. Failure to notify NSW Health about tobacco retailing activities is an offence. NSW Health Authorised Inspectors can issue on-the-spot fines of $360 to a retailer for failing to notify NSW Health about tobacco retailing activities.

    Tobacco retailers must also notify NSW Health through Service NSW within 28 days after becoming aware of changes to:

    - the business address;

    - the trading premises address;

    - the name or address of any owner of director of the business; or

    - a change in the ownership of the business


  • 73 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia

    Tobacco Hotline: 1800 357 412
    (02) 9391 9000
NSW Health

Travel Assistance for Isolated Patients (IPTAAS)

  • IPTAAS Registration

    IPTAAS provides a subsidy to help with travel and accommodation costs for people (and eligible escorts) needing to travel long distances to access specialist medical treatment not available locally.

    Patients can register online or fill out a form and email or mail it to EnableNSW. A claim request detailing the actual travel costs incurred is required for the subsidy to be calculated and processed. The subsidy will then be paid directly into the patient’s nominated bank account.

    IPTAAS Travel Claim

    For the patient subsidy to be processed, the patient needs to ensure that their referring GP and treating specialist have completed travel and accommodation authorisation forms and copies of receipts are emailed or posted to EnableNSW.

    For patients who do not have a pensioner, veteran, war widow or health care card, there is a $40 contribution for each return trip. This is capped once $1000 in subsidies is reached within a one year period.

    IPTAAS Practitioners

    IPTAAS provides a subsidy for your patients (and eligible escorts) for travel and accommodation where there is a need to travel long distances to access specialist treatment not available locally.

    Authorisation forms for both the GP and the Specialist are available to provide to your patients. You can fill in the form online and email to IPTAAS or fill in and print and give to your patient to justify their claim


  • Locked Bag 5270 Parramatta NSW 2124
    Phone: 1 800 478 227
    1800 IPTAAS

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