Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 2068..
(2) The current ACT IPTAS guidelines state that to be eligible for financial assistance the service must either not be available in the ACT or the service must be accessed for clinical continuity. The patient's General Practitioner/Specialist determines this status based on individual clinical need before signing the claim form.
(3) Other States/Territories utilised for services include:
The overwhelming majority processed are for services in Sydney.
NSW - Sydney & Wagga Wagga
Victoria - Melbourne
South Australia - Adelaide
Queensland - Brisbane.
A breakdown of data is unavailable for the proportion of clients accessing other states and cities.
(4) A breakdown of data is unavailable for the proportion of clients accessing services outside the ACT either because the service is not available in the ACT, or for continuity of care reasons. All 597 patients YTD who have claimed through IPTAS have travelled interstate fall into one of these two categories.
(5) See above
ACT Health—litigation costs
(Question No 905)
Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:
(1) How much money has been spent by, for or on behalf of ACT Health in relation to any litigation (a) in the last financial year, and (b) this financial year to date.
(2) How much money has been spent by, for or on behalf ACT Health for the purposes of (a) damages arising out of medical negligence or (b) meeting the cost of parties engaged in litigation with ACT Health (i) in the previous financial year and (ii) this financial year to date.
(3) In the previous five financial years what were the three most expensive cases of litigation, for example, a case being all litigation involving a single party, involving ACT Health.