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Act No. 51 of 2008 as made
An Act to amend the law in relation to health insurance, and for related purposes
Administered by: Health and Aged Care
Originating Bill: Health Insurance Amendment (90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme) Bill 2008
Registered 02 Jul 2008
Date of Assent 25 Jun 2008
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Health Insurance Amendment (90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme) Act 2008

 

No. 51, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law in relation to health insurance, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to the 90 day pay doctor cheque scheme       3

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                        3

 


 

 

Health Insurance Amendment (90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme) Act 2008

No. 51, 2008

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law in relation to health insurance, and for related purposes

[Assented to 25 June 2008]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Health Insurance Amendment (90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme) Act 2008.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

25 June 2008

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

1 November 2008

(see F2008L03447)

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendments relating to the 90 day pay doctor cheque scheme

  

Health Insurance Act 1973

1  Subsections 20(3) and (4)

After “general practitioner” (wherever occurring), insert “, specialist or consultant physician”.

2  At the end of section 20

Add:

             (6)  Subsections (3) to (5) do not apply in relation to a professional service rendered by or on behalf of a specialist or consultant physician, unless the claim for medicare benefit in respect of the service has been made electronically in the manner prescribed by the regulations.

3  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to professional services rendered on or after the day on which this Schedule commences.

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 19 March 2008

Senate on 16 June 2008]

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