The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to social security payments. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.T.160 Treating doctor (DSP)

Definition

For the purposes of DSP, a treating doctor is a medical practitioner who has or has had the responsibility for the treatment of a person's condition.

A medical practitioner is a person registered and licensed as a medical practitioner under a state or territory law that provides for the registration or licensing of medical practitioners.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'medical practitioner'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.2.10 Medical & other evidence for DSP

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