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Old 07-02-2010, 02:00 AM
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Medical Assessments

Just thought I'd stick up for reference some information re medical assessments:
Immi site - http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1071i.pdf

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...html#post14267 is a post by aussiegirl that had some info that could be relevant.
I also found another post which indicates criteria used in assessments:
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if any one family member fails the health requirement all family members will be refused the visa (unless the visa being applied for is one which has access to a health waiver)?
no condition, with the exception of tuberculosis, automatically precludes the grant of a visa?
all other conditions are investigated individually for estimated costs and resource use impact on the Australian community regardless of whether the visa applicant accesses these services or not once in Australia?
where potential health costs for a condition are determined to reach 50% or more of the average per capita health care and community services cost for an Australian over a five-year period, these costs are considered significant and likely to result in visa refusal?
the current significant cost threshold is around A$24,000 or A$4,800 per annum?
costs taken into account include the applicant's likely need for medical, pharmaceutical and community services, including assisted accommodation, home and community care, special education and income support such as Special Benefit, Disability Support Pension and Carer's Pension, and that these costs can amount to more than $2 million for one person?
Resource use impact refers to facilities in high demand, where waiting lists are common, or where the consequences of failure to obtain treatment may seriously disadvantage a person by causing premature death, unnecessary pain or suffering or loss of quality of life. Examples of diseases or conditions which will fall within this group are ones which require:
• organ transplant
• recurrent use of blood or blood products
• radiotherapy
• dialysis
• interferon treatment
• nursing home or residential care, or
• treatment for active hepatitis
Some figures vary and that is possibly just indicative of dating of source information.

Anybody having the misfortunate to have experienced significant medical conditions or even to have been subject to diagnosis will appreciate that the practice of medicine is not always as defined as we would hope it could be.
When MOCs make assessments and there are further reviews from a distance, you do obviously introduce another perspective which may not help in regard to approval for immigration and the information above is merely provided in attempt to give some background to how decisions are reached.




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I also found the 'Instructions to panel doctors' to be useful:
http://www.immi.gov.au/gateways/pane...structions.pdf

If you have particular medical conditions and are concerned, you may find it useful to search that document for what it says about those conditions. At least, you will be prewarned about what tests the doctor must do; at best, you may find that you are still entitled to an 'A' grade despite the condition.

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This is a reference sticky thread

I have just deleted a few querying posts.
Please note that the concept of a sticky thread is to be a reference only
Every so often with some housekeeping those posts that people should have started a new thread for themselves will be dumped.
Get the Idea and be sensible





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Hi,

I'm sponsoring my spouse to come to Australia. We both live in Canada and have been confused as to when and where we go to get the Medical assessment done and if just him or both of us need to be assessed.

I'm the Aussie, but some things say that we should wait to be told to get the assessment before we apply (which we are doing in the next two weeks) but I thought we had to lodge the info with our application. I checked the link but it doesn't tell us if there is a form the doctor needs to complete and my partner wants to know can he just get the blood tests and TB done through his local doctor. We can't find information as to which doctor's in Vancouver Canada do the medical. As an Aussie do I need to get these examination done too?

Please help.

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Hi,

I'm sponsoring my spouse to come to Australia. We both live in Canada and have been confused as to when and where we go to get the Medical assessment done and if just him or both of us need to be assessed.

I'm the Aussie, but some things say that we should wait to be told to get the assessment before we apply (which we are doing in the next two weeks) but I thought we had to lodge the info with our application. I checked the link but it doesn't tell us if there is a form the doctor needs to complete and my partner wants to know can he just get the blood tests and TB done through his local doctor. We can't find information as to which doctor's in Vancouver Canada do the medical. As an Aussie do I need to get these examination done too?

Please help.

Emma
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I'm sorry I don't know how to do that can you please advise.


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I'm sorry I don't know how to do that can you please advise.
Hi espressly. what you would need to do is go to the main immigration forum. At the top of all the conversations is a grey button called "NEW THREAD: Use to Start New Topic." You select that button and then it posts what's called a new thread (Or new conversation) with your question as the first post.

Hope this helps, and welcome to the forum!

p.s. I'm from Canada too, and I can you some help feedback when you start your new thread.

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i have to do this soon too.. In my understanding, you have to go to a special place - not your normal GP.


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I would like to ask you one question here Is there any time limit which medical officer of the common wealth in Australia should follow while doing assessment of our family medical reports submitted through my CO five weeks before, i have personally researched it there was on one website given as 3 days to 6 weeks but if anyone has information...my family consists my pregnant wife and two kids one boy 5 years and one girl 3 year..we were told by IMO local doctors our reports are fine and they submitted it within one week of our examination to adelaide.....my CO says he can't give any timeline for this assessment by the medical officer in Adelaide? pls guide!!


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