• 1.1The LSA considers TCS needs for ambulance service to be necessary and reasonable when the service is:
    • 1.1.1not otherwise funded by the LSA;
    • 1.1.2required to provide assistance for a Participant to access, enter or be positioned in a vehicle, and the physical assistance required is greater than that expected to be provided by a taxi driver, Attendant Care Worker or Family member;
    • 1.1.3for the purpose of receiving medical or hospital services related to the Motor Vehicle Injury, or for receiving other services to meet the Participant’s TCS needs under these Rules;
    • 1.1.4the only suitable means of transport for the Participant.
  • 1.2The reasonable expenses in relation to the Participant’s assessed TCS needs in relation to ambulance transportation will not include ambulance transportation provided under an existing fee agreement.

  • 2.1To determine whether Participant’s need for ambulance service is necessary and reasonable in the circumstances, the following factors are relevant:
    • 2.1.1the circumstances where the ambulance transportation is required, such as between hospitals; from a hospital to the Participant’s residence after a stay in hospital as an in-patient; or for other medical treatment or therapy services; and
    • 2.1.2whether supervision for behavioural management is required by an ambulance officer.
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