188.8.131.52 Recognised Health Checks
The following health assessments are recognised for the purposes of the health check requirement under the Healthy Start for School initiative:
- an age appropriate health check provided under a state or territory program and conducted by a suitably qualified health professional, or
- a health check conducted by a suitably qualified health professional in another country.
Where a health assessment is conducted, the health assessment must cover at a minimum the following examinations and assessments:
- height and weight,
- oral health (teeth and gums),
A suitable health check can be obtained for a child who has turned 3 years of age.
The table below lists health checks conducted in each state and territory which satisfy the requirements.
|State/territory||Health checks that meet the requirements for FTB Part A purposes|
Act reference: FAAct section 61A(8) Health check requirement
Family Tax Benefit (Meeting the Health Check Requirement) Determination 2018 Part 6 Health check requirement