March 09, 2005

Church mulls repaying Medicare costs to abuse victims


The Anglican Church in Tasmania is considering repaying the Medicare rebates for people who have received compensation for sexual abuse by members of the clergy.

Under Federal legislation, people who receive compensation are required to repay their Medicare rebates for treatment for injuries or conditions they received as a result of the abuse.

The Tasmanian Government will pick up those bills for people compensated for abuse while in state care, after the Commonwealth said it would not grant an exemption.

Posted by kshaw at March 9, 2005 05:53 AM