Personal attendance for musculoskeletal ultrasound and personal supervision for nuclear medicine imaging services during COVID-19

Factsheet on personal attendance for musculoskeletal ultrasound and personal supervision for nuclear medicine imaging services during COVID-19 to alert medical practitioners to temporary changes in this space.

Page last updated: 02 May 2022

The Biosecurity Emergency Determination (the Determination) relating to COVID-19 for Australia lapsed on 17 April 2022.

The Department of Health has been applying a relaxed interpretation of the rules for personal attendance for musculoskeletal ultrasound and personal supervision for positron emission tomography (PET) nuclear medicine imaging services while the Determination has been in force.

The Department of Health will continue to adopt a relaxed interpretation of the rules for personal attendance for musculoskeletal ultrasound and personal supervision for positron emission tomography (PET) nuclear medicine imaging services until 30 June 2022. This will allow medical practitioners who are unable to personally attend the patient due to COVID-19 response protocols to provide the service where it is medically necessary.

It is expected that the personal attendance and personal supervision rules will be followed after 30 June 2022.

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