You will require this approval if you intend to operate a centre from which pathology specimens are collected. Approval of an eligible collection centre will allow you to claim Medicare benefits for pathology services you provide.
For a pathologists' services to be eligible for a Medicare rebate they must be conducted by an approved pathologist in an approved pathology laboratory. This licence is for the premises only and is to be used in conjunction with an Approved Pathology Authority and may be part of larger facility.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.