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Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Act 1991

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Act No. 191 of 1991 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Act 2015
An Act relating to fees payable for certain purposes of the Health Insurance Act 1973
Administered by: Health
Registered 18 Jul 2016
Start Date 01 Jul 2016
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Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Act 1991

No. 191,  1991

Compilation No. 1

Compilation date:                              1 July 2016

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 58, 2015

Registered:                                         18 July 2016

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Act 1991 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 July 2016 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

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Modifications

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Self‑repealing provisions

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Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

4............ External Territories.............................................................................. 1

5............ Fees payable........................................................................................ 2

6............ Amount of fee..................................................................................... 2

7............ By whom and when fee payable......................................................... 2

Endnotes                                                                                                                                      4

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                              4

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                  6

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                               7

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                             8


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

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:

                    (aa)  Norfolk Island; and

                     (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 the laboratory—$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.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Act 1991

191, 1991

11 Dec 1991

11 Dec 1991 (s 2)

 

Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Act 2015

58, 2015

26 May 2015

Sch 1: 1 July 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

s 4........................................

am No. 58, 2015