The Rural Local Relief Program (RLRP) | Will you Classify?

The Rural Local Relief Program (RLRP) | Will you Classify?

by Gorilla Jobs in Facts & Figures 21/11/2017

The Rural Local Relief Program (RLRP) | Will you Classify?

Did you know that The Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP) could exempt you from 19AA under certain conditions? Gorilla Jobs has assisted multiple doctors and medical centres with their applications.

Learn here what the Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP) Entails

The background around the Rural Local Relief Program (RLRP):

The Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP) was introduced in 1998 in response to the 1996 Budget initiatives that restricted access to Medicare benefits through provider number restrictions for newly graduated medical practitioners.

The Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP) was developed to allow medical practitioners affected by the provider number restrictions to attract Medicare benefits whilst providing locum services in rural and remote Australia.

Placements are restricted to practices within RRMA 3 – 7, Areas of Consideration and all Aboriginal Medical Services (RRMA 1 – 7). (READ MORE BELOW PICTURE)

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The scope of The Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP):

The Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP) is an approved workforce program under the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act) and allows medical practitioners who meet these guidelines and who obtain a workforce position through the program to be recorded by Department of Human Services on the Register under section 3GA of the Act.

This Program applies to those medical practitioners who are subject to section 19AA of the Act who are restricted from accessing Medicare benefits unless they have an approved placement.

This Program enables medical practitioners in rural areas, not otherwise eligible to access Medicare, to have temporary access to A2 Medicare rebates when providing services through approved placements. This Program is essentially a workforce measure and is not intended as a specific mechanism for education

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Who Classifies for The Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP).

In essence, medical practitioners who are recognized under the Act as a specialist, consultant physician or general practitioner, or who are on an approved placement under section 3GA (such as under The Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP)) meet the requirements of section 19AA of the Act. Applicants eligible for the RLRP fall into two broad categories:

  1. Australian graduates, Australian Citizens and Permanent Resident OTDs and New Zealand graduates who are subject to section 19AA of the Act only; and
  2. Australian Citizens, Permanent Resident OTDs and foreign graduates of an accredited medical school who are subject to both sections 19AA and 19AB of the Act.

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Gorilla Jobs will check if you classify!

At Gorilla Jobs we have several positions available which enable General Registered doctor with AHPRA to work under an RLRP (Rural Locum Relief Program)

If you want to check if you are eligible then please email us your resume to doctors@gorillajobs.com.au