The Department has been asked if stand-alone advance care planning clinics can be established to generate additional income for health services.
Advance care planning: have the conversation; A strategy for Victorian health services 2014-2018 (referred to as ‘strategy’) provides clear direction that advance care planning is part of usual care and should be embedded throughout the care continuum.
The department expectations are outlined in the Victorian health policy and funding guidelines 2014-15. In 2014-15 health services are expected to implement formal advance care planning structures and processes, including establishing a system for preparing and or/receiving and documenting advance care plans in partnership with a patient’s carer/substitute decision maker.
- Date published
- 12 Oct 2015
- 1 page
- Department of Health & Human Services
- Update frequency
- Available format
- DOCX, PDF
Reviewed 13 October 2015