The Australian Council of Stoma Associations Inc (ACSA) represents, at a national level, the interests of 21 regional Stoma Associations and, through them, approximately 46,000 persons living with an ostomy and located throughout Australia. ACSA provides liaison with the Australian Government in relation to access by persons living with an ostomy to products funded through [...]
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Stoma Appliance Scheme access fee The Stoma Appliance Scheme Access fee is set by each stoma association and is payable to the stoma association where the member (usually) obtains their stoma-related products. The fee shall be payable once per financial year to the association where the member usually obtains their stoma-related products. The fee is [...]
Applicants and Authorised Representatives have the following responsibilities as outlined in the Stoma Appliance Scheme Operational Guidelines: 1. A SAS participant must be a financial member of an approved stoma association of their choice 2. A SAS participant must pay the association's compulsory SAS Access Fee and membership fees as they fall due 3. A [...]
Application process and initial order Step 1 Register for the Stoma Appliance Scheme Once you have had ostomy surgery, your Stomal Therapy Nurse will assist you to register as a participant in the Stoma Appliance Scheme (SAS), subject to you meeting the eligibility criteria). Your Stomal Therapy Nurse will ask you to complete Part [...]
Who is eligible for participation in the Stoma Appliance Scheme? General requirements To access stoma related products under the SAS, a person must: have a temporary or permanent artificial body opening (created surgically or otherwise) which facilitates the removal of urine and/or products of the gastrointestinal tract where the person does not have normal gastrointestinal [...]
The Stoma Appliance Scheme (SAS), established in 1975 and subsidised by the Australian Government, provides support to people with a stoma by improving access to the most suitable and clinically appropriate stoma related products. A stoma is a temporary or permanent body opening, either natural or surgically created, which connects a portion of the body [...]
The 2019 Australian Council of Stoma Associations Inc conference will be held at the Duxton Hotel, Perth from 17th to 20th October, 2019. The agenda for the meeting will include the AGM for the Australian Council of Stoma Associations, the General Meeting for the Australian Council of Stoma Associations, and guest speakers. All are [...]