Funding fertility treatment

An interesting story by Rania Spooner in The Age newspaper today, about early withdrawal of superannuation fund balances by IVF patients and a company SuperCare which assists in that process for a fee (which is apparently refunded if the superannuation release application is not successful).

The Medical Board of Australia guidelines for cosmetic surgery, due to come into effect October 2016, provide at 12.4 that the (cosmetic surgery) medical practitioner should not offer financing schemes to patients other than credit card facilities, either directly or through a third party, such as loans or commercial payment plans, as part of the cosmetic medical or surgical services.