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SR 2000 No. 147 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Health Insurance (1999-2000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 1999.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-Aug-2000
Tabled Senate14-Aug-2000
Gazetted 28 Jun 2000
Date of repeal 01 Nov 2000
Repealed by Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 2000

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Health Insurance (1999–2000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Amendment Regulations 2000 (No. 2)

Statutory Rules 2000 No. 147

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated 21 June 2000

WILLIAM DEANE

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

MICHAEL WOOLDRIDGE


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Health Insurance (1999–2000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Amendment Regulations 2000 (No. 2)1

Statutory Rules 2000 No. 1472

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1  Name of Regulations                                                      2

                        2  Commencement                                                             2

                        3  Amendment of Health Insurance (1999–2000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 1999                                                         2

Schedule 1         Amendment                                                                   3

 


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1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Health Insurance (1999–2000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Amendment Regulations 2000 (No. 2).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 July 2000.

3              Amendment of Health Insurance (1999–2000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 1999

                Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance (1999–2000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 1999.

 


Schedule 1        Amendment

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[1]         Schedule 1, Part 1, rule 10AA

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10AA      Ultrasound services — eligible services

         (1)   Items 55028 to 55739 apply only to an ultrasound service (the eligible service) performed for items marked with the symbol (R):

                (a)    under the professional supervision of a specialist or a consultant physician in the practice of his or her specialty who is available:

                          (i)    to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination; and

                         (ii)    if necessary, to personally attend the patient; or

               (b)    under the professional supervision of a practitioner who:

                          (i)    is not a specialist or consultant physician; and

                         (ii)    meets the requirements of subrule (2); and

                        (iii)    is available to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination and, if necessary, to personally attend the patient; or

                (c)    in circumstances mentioned in subrule (3), and under the professional supervision of a practitioner who is available:

                          (i)    to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination; and

                         (ii)    if necessary, to personally attend the patient; or

               (d)    if paragraph (a), (b) or (c) cannot be complied with:

                          (i)    in an emergency; or

                         (ii)    in a remote location that is not less than 30 kilometres by the most direct road route from another practice where services that comply with paragraph (a) or (b) are available.

         (2)   The requirements of this subrule are that, between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1999, at least 50 services were rendered by or on behalf of the practitioner at the location where the eligible service was rendered, and the rendering of those services resulted in the payment of a medicare benefit.

         (3)   For paragraph (1) (c), the circumstances are that, between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1999, at least 50 services were rendered in nursing homes or patients’ residences by or on behalf of the practitioner, and the rendering of those services resulted in the payment of medicare benefits.

Notes

1.       These Regulations amend Statutory Rules 1999 No. 255, as amended by 1999 No. 345; 2000 No. 59.

2.       Made by the Governor-General on 21 June 2000, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 28 June 2000.