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Backdating specialist referrals unlimited


The audits emphasise the importance to specialists of ensuring correct administrative practices with respect to referrals.

Booking appointments (doctor's office, salons,...

Generally a valid referral is required before a referred specialist consultation can be itemised. Pre-anaesthetic consultations, emergencies and referrals of private patients in hospital are exceptions. It is unlawful to back-date a referral, so referring practitioners should not be asked to do so. Referrals may be specified to be for any relevant period including indefinitely if necessary.