Does a spousal exemption affect 19AA?

Does a spousal exemption affect 19AA?

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Does a spousal exemption affect 19AA? 


The Short Answer… 

No. A spousal exemption will not help you with 19AA and getting an exemption from requiring a 3GA program.  


But Why?  

The Spousal Exemption is a provision of exemptions which relates directly back to the 19AB provisions.  


19AB requires a GP to work in a DWS to be able to access Medicare.  


19AA on the other hand, requires GPs with Australian PR or Citizenship to work on an approved 3GA program to be able to access Medicare. The only ‘exemption’ to this is SAPP and your family situation (unless medically life threatening) will not be taken into consideration.  


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People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, and   Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions. 

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