1. The Mary Potter Foundation is administered by the Calvary Community Council (CCC) which assesses all applications.
2. Applications to the Mary Potter Foundation are made by accredited Medical Practitioners who recommend treatment or a procedure for those experiencing economic hardship. For the purposes of this application process, the CCC considers the accredited Medical Practitioner as the applicant.
3. The Mary Potter Foundation considers applications where a patient lacks capacity to pay due to some form of disadvantage or impaired social-economic circumstances acknowledged by the It invites patients to make a contribution to payment where possible.
4. If the patient does not have private health insurance the Calvary Community Council considers full or part payment of Calvary hospital charges.
5. If the patient does have some level of private health insurance the Calvary Community Council considers full or part payment of Calvary hospital charges above what is paid by the patient’s private health insurance.
6. It is the responsibility of the applying Medical Practitioner to ensure all other medical practitioners involved in the care of the patient agree to charge Medicare rates only.
7. The Foundation does not cover extra medical costs billed by third party medical suppliers such as (but not limited to) Pathology and Imaging services.
8. The Council approves requests for funding from a limited resource and for this reason is unable to fund the cost of prostheses.
9. If prostheses are required the applying Doctor is encouraged to negotiate arrangements with suppliers.