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Tuesday, 27 April 1965

Senator HENTY - The Treasurer has supplied the following answer -

The income tax law authorises a concessional deduction for certain medical expenses. Included amongst these are payments to a legally qualified medical practitioner in respect of an illness or operation and payments for therapeutic treatment administered by direction of a legally qualified medical practitioner. Therefore, the only case in which a deduction is available for payments made for therapeutic treatment by a person not legally qualified to practise medicine is where the treatment is administered by direction of a practitioner who is legally qualified.

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