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Do I need to change practice to transfer from SAPP to PEP?
This will depend on a few factors, but the short answer is no, you will not be required to change practices if you are in a MMM 1 area.
If you are working in a MMM 1 area and your SAPP provider number is valid at the time of your entry into the PEP program, the PEP team will be able to organise a rollover of your 3GA workforce provider number. This provider number will cover your 19AA restriction.
PEP have advised that this process will take between 10 – 12 weeks. However, this process can be extended if they are experiencing a high workload.
If you decide to change to a different practice after PEP have organised a Provider Number, you will be required to search for a practice in a MMM 2 – 7 classification. PEP will not be able to approve a change of practice in a MMM 1 area.
Whilst you are on SAPP, you are provided with an exemption to 19AB and are able to work in a non-DPA area. PEP will not provide an exemption to 19AB, so if your practice is in a non-DPA area you will need to organise a 19AB exemption or relocate to an eligible area (MMM 2 – 7 & DPA).
The 19AB exemptions you can consider will include the following:
Our team offer General Practitioners assistance with finding jobs and a career pathway, and Medical Facilities to find a new Medical Practitioner. We also help with the full application process with AHPRA, RACGP, ACRRM, Department of Health, Medicare including 19AA & 19AB. If we can help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.