Patient travel aid inquiry

Committee chairwoman Liz Behjat said the committee would investigate and report to Parliament on the adequacy of the PATS scheme.

The committee will inquire into how adequately PATS delivers assistance to regional people accessing specialist medical care, including the level of funding applied to the transport and accommodation subsidies provided, the eligibility for PATS funding, the administration process and whether there is consideration of exceptional circumstances.

Any other matters that surface will also be investigated.

Submissions are due by Friday, May 16.

Information about the form and content of submissions can be found on the WA Parliament website, at www.parliament.wa.gov.au.

Submissions should be addressed to Lauren Mesiti, Committee Clerk, Standing Committee on Public Administration, Legislative Council, Parliament House, Perth WA 6000 (fax 9222 7805).