You will need this licence if you intend operate a private day procedure centre. Private day procedure centres provide prescribed health services to patients who are admitted and discharged on the same day.
A prescribed health service involves the administration of the following:
- general, spinal, epidural or major regional block anaesthetic
- intravenous sedation (only if greater than 'conscious sedation')
- local anaesthetic (except provided by a general practitioner, or in general dentistry practice, or excluded by the regulations)
- health services prescribed by the regulations.
Health practitioners registered with a national board and authorised under law to administer local anaesthetic are excluded from the requirement to perform local anaesthetic procedures in a licensed facility only. Topical local anaesthetic is also excluded.