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Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Act 1991

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Act No. 191 of 1991 as made
An Act relating to fees payable for certain purposes of the Health Insurance Act 1973
Administered by: Health and Aged Care
Date of Assent 11 Dec 1991
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Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Act 1991

 

No. 191, 1991

 

 

 

 

 

An Act relating to fees payable for certain purposes of the Health Insurance Act 1973

  

  

  



 

 

Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Act 1991

 

No. 191, 1991

 

 

An Act relating to fees payable for certain purposes of the Health Insurance Act 1973

[Assented to 11 December 1991]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Act 1991.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which the Health Insurance (Pathology) Amendment Act 1991 commences.

3  Interpretation

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

approved pathology authority undertaking means an undertaking signed and given by a person under subsection 23DF(1) of the Health Insurance Act.

approved pathology practitioner undertaking means an undertaking signed and given by a medical practitioner under subsection 23DC(1) of the Health Insurance Act.

Health Insurance Act means the Health Insurance Act 1973.

4  External Territories

                   This Act extends to:

                     (a)  the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands; and

                     (b)  the Territory of Christmas Island.

5  Fees payable

                   A fee is payable to the Commonwealth in respect of:

                     (a)  the acceptance of an approved pathology practitioner undertaking under subsection 23DC(1) of the Health Insurance Act; and

                     (b)  the acceptance of an approved pathology authority undertaking under subsection 23DF(1) of the Health Insurance Act; and

                     (c)  the approval of premises as an accredited pathology laboratory under section 23DN of the Health Insurance Act.

6  Amount of fee

             (1)  The fee payable in respect of the acceptance of an approved pathology practitioner undertaking is $500.

             (2)  The fee payable in respect of the acceptance of an approved pathology authority undertaking is $1,500.

             (3)  The fee payable in respect of the approval of premises as an accredited pathology laboratory is:

                     (a)  if the highest category of accreditation is allocated to the laboratory—$2,500; or

                     (b)  if the second highest category of accreditation is allocated to the laboratory—$2,000; or

                     (c)  if the third highest category of accreditation is allocated to thelaboratory—$1,500; or

                     (d)  if any lower category of accreditation is allocated to the laboratory—$750.

7  By whom and when fee payable

             (1)  The fee in respect of the acceptance of an approved pathology practitioner undertaking or an approved pathology authority undertaking is payable, by the person who gave the undertaking, at any time after the undertaking has been accepted under the Health Insurance Act.

             (2)  The fee in respect of the approval of premises as an accredited pathology laboratory is payable, by the person who applied for the approval, at any time after the premises have been so approved in principle under subsection 23DN(1) of the Health Insurance Act.