SWEP Communique - Confirmation of Disability

5 December 2018

We have been working very hard on improving our application process for all stakeholders, especially our Consumers and Prescribers.

Both SWEP and the Department of Health and Human Services recognise that the SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework ensures that Prescribing therapists have the skill and expertise required to complete the "Confirmation of Disability" section of the Eligibility form. Until now, Consumers have had to engage with a medical specialist to complete this section.

Accordingly, SWEP registered Prescribers are now able to sign the "Confirmation of Disability" section of the Eligibility form for new clients. 

This will alleviate the difficulties faced where there have been reported delays for application submission and extra costs associated when consumers were forced to seek further authorisation from their Medical Specialists to verify their disability.

Fiona Wakeling
SWEP Deputy Director

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