Department of Health

A compensable patient is a person who in respect of an injury or disease:

  • is entitled to claim damages or compensation under motor vehicle third-party insurance (in Victoria, the Transport Accident Commission)
  • is entitled to claim damages or compensation under worker's compensation (in Victoria, WorkSafe)
  • has an entitlement to claim under public liability or common law damages
  • is an eligible Department of Veterans' Affairs patient
  • is another compensable patient – for example, armed forces personnel and seamen with direct billing arrangements.
Compensable patients policy: principles for public hospitals

Reviewed 23 February 2016

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Contact details

Street address: 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Department of Health and Human Services GPO Box 4057, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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