The aim of the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP)
The aim of the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) is to achieve and maintain functional independence and/or minimise disability as part of the provision of health care to entitled persons. RAP provides appliances for self-help and rehabilitation purposes according to assessed clinical need.
The equipment provided through the RAP should be:
- appropriate for its purpose;
- safe for the particular entitled person;
- part of the overall management of health care for the entitled person; and
- specifically designed for persons with an illness or disability, and not widely used by persons without an illness or disability.
Fact sheets, Forms and Further Information
see also: Supplier arrangements for Continence Products from 01/01/2010
National Continence Helpline
The Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA) provides team of continence nurse advisors providing free, confidential advice about bladder and bowel control, plus local referrals, a range of leaflets and product information. A nationwide service for people of all ages with incontinence, their carers, parents and families, clinicians, pharmacists, allied health professionals and the wider community.
Australia-wide free call 1800 33 00 66.