An Approval in Principle (AIP) for a Non-Emergency Patient Transport (NEPT) provider is not compulsory. An AIP allows you to obtain an assessment of whether you will meet the NEPT licence requirements before purchasing any vehicles or premises. It also allows you to remedy any issues that would otherwise prevent you from obtaining the NEPT licence.
Non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) providers supply transport for patients who require clinical monitoring for the duration
of journeys for home to hospital transfer, inter-hospital transfer, and hospital to home transfer. NEPT providers may also offer first aid services at public events.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this approval you must:
- fill in the prescribed forms
- demonstrate ASIC Registration of Business
- provide Certificate of Business Name, issued by the Office of Business and Corporate Affairs
- be a fit and proper person
- provide a completed Financial Statement by a Certified Practicing Accountant
- provide Infection control management plan
- show your equipment and staff are suitable to be used in the service
- show your arrangements for evaluating, monitoring and improving the quality of the service
- pay any required fees.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
It is an ongoing requirement of this approval that you provide relevant records and information as required by the authority. You must ensure that all the following records are accurately maintained:
- patient care records
- staff records
- quality assurance plan records.
The approval is valid for 2 years from the issue or renewal.
Fees for 2016-17.
Fees for 2016-17.
Fees for 2016-17.
The application process may be a two-step process. However, obtaining an Approval in Principle is not mandatory and guidance should be sought from the Agency. Please refer to the application forms and guides for complete details on how to submit your application forms and all supporting documents to the Agency's satisfaction.
Within 60 days.
Department of Health and Human Services
Private Hospitals Branch
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Act 2003 (Victoria)
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Regulations 2016 (Victoria)
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