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How do I apply for a 19AB Spousal Exemption?
19AB requires a General Practitioner to work in a Distribution Priority Area (DPA) for a period of 10 years. Formerly requiring General Practitioners to work in a “District of Workforce Shortage (DWS)” this changed to DPA on July 1 2019.
This allows you to work in a Non-DPA location, providing you have met any 19AA obligations or Visa obligations. The exemptions include:
A spousal exemption allows you to achieve a provider number in a location within a reasonable distance to your spouse, if your spouse meets the criteria. This criteria is:
If your spouse is a Doctor:
If your spouse is a skilled migrant, they must have:
They must reside in Australia.
You’ll need to contact the Department of Health for the application form. You’ll need the following supporting documentation:
If they are a Doctor
If they are a skilled migrant
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.
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.