Nuclear Medicine Specialist Credentialling Program

Since 2000, there has been a Nuclear Medicine Specialist Credentialling Program in Australia.

In order for patients to be eligible for Medicare benefits for a nuclear medicine service, the nuclear medicine specialist providing the service must be credentialled under the program.

Applicants for credentialing or re-credentialling under the program submit an application form, copies of the required certification and the requisite application fee to the Joint Nuclear Medicine Credentialling and Accreditation Committee (JNMCAC) of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

The JNMCAC  reviews the application and documentation.advises applicants whether their documentation complies with the current requirements.

Download the application/information documents required:

Nuclear Medicine only credentialling application form (use this form if you will provide nuclear medicine services, but you have not undertaken positron emission tomography [PET] training and therefore will NOT provide any positron emission tomography [PET] services).

Nuclear Medicine, including PET, credentialling application form (use this form if you will provide nuclear medicine and/or PET services; note that you MUST be concurrently credentialled for nuclear medicine in order to apply for credentialling for PET).

PET Credentialling Post-Fellowship

Specialists who have completed appropriate training in positron emission tomography (PET) post-fellowship (i.e. subsequent to completing their nuclear medicine training) may apply for credentialling in PET.

REMINDER FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINE SPECIALISTS INTENDING TO DO  PET TRAINING:

Nuclear medicine specialists who intend to do training in positron emission tomography (PET) must ensure that they submit an application for prospective approval of their PET training to the Committee for Joint College Training in Nuclear Medicine (CJCT) of the RACP and the RANZCR.

All PET training must be prospectively approved by the CJCT in order for this training to be accredited.  Following completion of accredited PET training, the nuclear medicine specialist must then apply for credentialling for PET in order that Medicare payments can be made to patients for PET services.

To enquire about prospective approval of PET training and obtain the relevant forms, please contact the RACP at NuclearMedicine[at]racp.edu.au or phone 02 8247 6279.

PET Credentialling Information and Application Documents:

Download an application form (please note - you must read this form in conjunction with the explanatory notes)

Download explanatory notes

For other information, please contact the JNMCAC Secretariat at the Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists (AANMS) at aanms [at] aanms.org.au.

Disclaimer
Please note that neither the JNMCAC Secretariat nor the AANMS provides referrals to nuclear medicine specialists.

 
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