Person—government funding identifier, Department of Veterans' Affairs card colour, code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Patient DVA card colour code
Synonymous names:PER_DVA_CARD_COLOUR_CODE
METeOR identifier:563420
Registration status:WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Definition:The colour of the card issued to a veteran by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, as represented by a code. The card colour determines the level of health services the person is eligible for at the DVA expense.
Data Element Concept:Person—government funding identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:AAA
Maximum character length:3
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
GOLGold (entitled to treatment for all conditions
WHTWhite (entitled to treatment for specific conditions)
ORNOrange (entitled to items under the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme)
Supplementary values:
NSPNot specified
UNKUnknown

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:WA Health

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

DVA has three (3) types of health cards:

Gold Card White Card Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card.

Each card indicates, to the health provider, the level of health services the holder is eligible for, at the DVA expense.

The Gold card enables the holder to access a comprehensive range of health care and related services, for all conditions, whether they are related to war service or not.

The White card enables the holder to access health care and associated services for war or service-related conditions. Veterans of Australian forces may also be issued this card to receive treatment for malignant cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis and post traumatic stress disorder and, for Vietnam veterans only, anxiety or depression, irrespective of whether these conditions are related to war service or not.

The white card holders are eligible to receive, for specific conditions, treatment from registered medical, hospital, pharmaceutical, dental and allied health care providers with whom DVA has arrangements.

A white card is also issued to eligible ex-service personnel who are from other countries, which enter into arrangements with the Australian government for the treatment of the conditions that these countries accept as war related.

When a gold/white card holder accesses health services at DVA expense, the DVA File Number is critical and should be used. The person's Medicare card number is not required or relevant.

It should be noted that there are a number of gold card holders who do not have a Medicare card.

The Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits card is an orange coloured card issued to eligible veterans and merchant mariners from Britain and the Commonwealth and other allied countries. This card enables the holder to access the range of pharmaceutical items available under the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. It does not provide access to other health services.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Person—government funding identifier, Department of Veterans' Affairs file number AAXXNNNNA Health, Standard 29/11/2006, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 02/09/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 31/08/2007

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2013-14 WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2014-15 WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017