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Optical dispensers

Recognition criteria

Bupa has absolute discretion in granting recognition to any ancillary provider. Meeting the criteria below does not guarantee recognition. Bupa will exercise this discretion where required, on a case-by-case basis.

To attain Bupa recognition as an optical dispenser, applicants must have completed, as a minimum, the HLT43507 or HLT43512 (Certificate IV) in Optical Dispensing.

Optical dispensers are required to comply with the Code of Conduct for Unregistered Health Practitioners.

Additionally the following requirements are mandatory:

  1. Australian Business Number (ABN);
  2. Insurance requirements; public risk/liability insurance for not less than $10,000,000 per claim covering liability owed to another person who suffers loss or damage by reason of the optical dispenser, and product liability insurance for not less than $5,000,000 per claim covering any damage or personal injury to any person, arising from any negligence or other defect in respect to any items produced and/or acquired, and dispensed by the optical dispenser; and
  3. Applicants must agree to and meet all of the “Compulsory Additional Requirements for Optical Dispensers”. Applicants must agree to and comply with Our Ancillary Provider Terms.

Compulsory Additional Requirements for Optical Dispensers (PDF 70KB)

Ancillary Provider Terms (PDF 620kB)

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