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08 Sep, 2020 /

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DVA patients can now be reimbursed for their products through a new CDA pathway. If you’re an existing patient please email us and if you’re a Veteran considering medical cannabis then please visit our website and enquire, we can help you through the process.

Department of Veteran Affairs is responsible for supporting those who serve or have served in the defence force. With regards to Medical Cannabis DVA patients can apply for and may be approved for a subsidy for consultation costs and product as follows:

In-clinic consultations

All DVA appointments are privately billed.
It is possible, but not guaranteed, to receive partial or full consultation reimbursement using the DVA 1181 form.

Product cost may be subsidised so long as the doctor submits the relevant paperwork to VAPAC. Costs are generally not reimbursed until either approved by DVA or once approved by the day the application was submitted.

TeleHealth consultations

Telehealth appointments are privately billed.
It is possible, but not guaranteed, to receive partial or full consultation reimbursement using the DVA 1181 form.

Product cost may be subsidised so long as the doctor submits the relevant paperwork to VPAC.

DVA Process

 

The following documents are required when applying to DVA:

  • DVA Specialist Referral
  • SAS Approval + State health approvals (if relevant)
  • Letter in MediRecords ‘Out’ that doctor has completed
  • CDA Consent Form

What does the DVA patient need to do?

1. Obtain all documents required for a normal MC consultation:

  • Referral
  • Health Summary
  • CDA Consent Form

 

2. Obtain a specialist DVA referral form which can be found on the CDA website under Doctors > Referrals.

or click here: https://cannabisdoctorsaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CDA-DVA-Referral-Template-v2.0.pdf

 

3. Consult with a CDA Dr who will submit the paperwork they have provided along with the requested information from DVA (refer to the above).

 

4. Approvals can take a very long time. All that the doctor can do is inform the patient once they have received approval from the DVA. The Patient Care Team or Doctor cannot check on behalf of the patient.

 

Disclaimer: This is not an inducement to use Medicinal Cannabis. Medical Cannabis doesn’t work for everyone, and it may not work for you. How Cannabis affects a person depends on many things, including their size, weight, age and health, dosage and tolerance, and the results can vary. Some people may experience side effects when taking Cannabinoid medication. The information provided by CDA Clinics is for educational and informational purposes only. For medical advice, please check with your doctor and request a referral.

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