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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2591..


'eligible midwife' registration standard which includes the requirement for the midwife to provide evidence that she/he is working in a 'collaborative arrangement with an obstetrician, GP obstetrician or public maternity service. The minimum requirement of evidence of a collaborative arrangement is for the midwife to submit a maternity care plan to the medical practitioner or public maternity service. Receipt of a maternity care plan is an administrative arrangement only and does not confer a duty of care on the receiving party.

Prescriptions written by eligible midwives are claimed following existing processes.

Under the Commonwealth supported insurance product from MIGA, there is no cover available for the provision of intrapartum services for planned homebirths because homebirths can potentially involve a higher level of clinical risk in some home-based circumstances.

For antenatal and postnatal care, the eligible midwife may choose to either bill a patient directly or to bulk bill Medicare Australia. If bulk billing, The Assignment of Benefit Form is completed before the patient signs it, the patient is given a copy and does not pay for the service. If the midwife is charging the patient, a receipt for payment is provided to the patient who subsequently claims the applicable Medicare benefit.

Australian College Midwives Position Paper: MBS Eligibility of Midwives, P5

Planning—Northbourne Avenue

Mr CORBELL (in reply to a question by Ms Le Couteur on Wednesday, 6 April 2011): In response to your question, I provide you with a detailed map of the site and location. The requested information is at Attachment A.

The location of the proposed tree removals are indicated on the maps as red dots. The removal sites include trees that have been assessed as dead, in the final stages of decline or potentially unsafe.

I can confirm that no replanting will occur in the project area, along Northbourne Avenue from London circuit to Antill Street (south), until the outcomes of the Transport Feasibility study are decided upon by the Government.

You also asked specifically about the location of the proposed Dickson Bus Station.

I am advised that Challis Street in Dickson is being investigated for the feasibility of establishing a bus station. This is consistent with the ACT Strategic Public Transport Network Plan.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).


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