There are cases where a maternity provider is called upon to look after a baby(s) when separated from the birth mother for various reasons. When this happens, the maternity provider must register the caregiver (whomever is caring for the baby(s)) as she/he would register a woman who is pregnant.
If a maternity provider is looking after a baby(s) in caregiver custody, he/she may claim the services following birth module, travel (if the caregiver resides in a semi-rural, rural or remote rural area) and additional visits, when applicable.
There are also situations where the maternity provider is caring for the birth mother and the baby separately. In a case such as this, the maternity provider must also register the caregiver (whomever is caring for the baby(s)) as she/he would register a woman who is pregnant (Section 88 p. 1071 clause DA30 part 8).
A maternity provider may claim the services following birth for both the birth mother and care provided to the baby(s) while in custody of a caregiver. Travel also may be claimed if the birth mother and/or caregiver reside in a semi-rural, rural or remote rural area pregnant
However, it is important to note if the maternity provider carried out only 6 visits with the birth mother and only 6 visits with the baby, the additional visits fee MAY NOT be claimed. The visits must be 12 or more with either the mother or the baby.