1.1.E.225 Extension of short term or episodic care (CP (child))

Definition

For the purposes of CP (child) (1.1.C.361), an extension of short term (1.1.S.172) or episodic care (1.1.E.132) is where a person is qualified for CP (child) for the short term or episodic care of a child aged under 16 years and a treating health professional has certified that a further period of care less than 3 months is required. The period must start immediately after the end of the preceding period, and the care must directly relate to the same disability or medical condition.

Act reference: SSAct section 197H Qualification-extension of short term or episodic care

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.4.10 Qualification for CP, 3.6.4.38 Qualification for CP (child) - Short Term or Episodic Care, 3.6.4.39 Qualification for CP (child) - Extension to Short Term or Episodic Care

Last reviewed: 1 July 2016