The department is making available an easy to use Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP) to enable improved identification and documentation of health needs of adults with an intellectual disability.
CHAP is available to every adult with an intellectual disability in Queensland who receives a Disability Services delivered or funded service.
CHAP has been developed by the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability as a two-part book. This book can be downloaded and completed by individuals, family members, carers, general practitioners and staff of government and funded non-government service providers on behalf of a person with an intellectual disability.
- Register to download CHAP.
- Download CHAP .
- Complete the first part of the document for the person, part one (question 1-28).
- Make a long appointment for the person with their usual general practitioner and let the general practitioner know that they are able to claim their time using 718 Medicare number.
- Take this book to the appointment with the general practitioner.
- Review the first part of the patient's CHAP document and complete the second part while examining the person.
- It is important to complete the Management Plan at the end of the consultation.
- We recommend that one copy of the Management Plan be kept with the person's personal record, and one copy remains with the CHAP document.