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Health Insurance Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1996B02821
  • No longer in force
SR 1992 No. 42 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Health Insurance Regulations.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR24-Mar-1992
Tabled Senate24-Mar-1992
Gazetted 28 Feb 1992
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statutory  Rules  1992   No. 421

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Health Insurance Regulations 2 (Amendment)

 

 

I, THE 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 27 February 1992.

 

                                                                                         BILL HAYDEN

                                                                                        Governor-General

          By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

B. HOWE

Minister of State for Health, Housing
and Community Services

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1.   Commencement

1.1   These Regulations, other than subregulation 6.2, commence on 1 March 1992.

 

1.2   Subregulation 6.2 commences on 1 April 1992.

 

 

2.   Amendment

2.1   The Health Insurance Regulations are amended as set out in these Regulations.

 

 

3.   Regulation 2 (Interpretation)

3.1   Definitions of “concessional beneficiary”, “patient contribution” and “prescribed GP service”:

Omit the definitions.

 

3.2   Definition of “requester number”:

After “chiropractor”, insert “, a physiotherapist or a podiatrist”.

 

3.3   Definition of “safety-net concession card”:

Omit the definition.

 

 

4.   Regulation 2ac (Prescribed GP services)

4.1   Omit the regulation.

 

 

5.   Regulation 2ADAAB (Diagnostic imaging services which chiropractors, physiotherapists and podiatrists may request)

5.1   Regulation 2ADAAB:

After “16B (3)”, insert “ or (3A)”.

 

5.2   Add at the end:

             “(2)  For the purposes of subsection 16(3B) of the Act, the services are those mentioned in the diagnostic imaging services table in items 57503, 57521 and 57527.”.

 

 

6.   Regulation 2ada (Particulars to be provided by referring practitioner)

6.1   Paragraphs 2ada (1a) (c) and (d):

Omit the paragraphs.


 

6.2   Subregulation 2ADA (4):

Omit all words from and including “relates”, substitute:

      “relates:

             “(a)  if the professional service is provided by a specialist in diagnostic radiology—the name and either the address of the place of practice, or the provider number, of that specialist; or

               (b)  if the professional service is provided by a practitioner other than a specialist in diagnostic radiology—the name and either the address of the place of practice, or the provider number in respect of the place of practice, of the practitioner who:

                           (i)  is claiming, or receiving, payment of fees in respect of the professional service; or

                          (ii)  is the assignee of the right to the payment of that benefit under an assignment or agreement made in accordance with section 20A of the Act, in relation to the medicare benefit in respect of the professional service, if an assignment of that kind has been made, or an agreement of that kind entered into.”.

 

6.3   Subregulation 2ADA (7):

After “chiropractor,” insert “a physiotherapist or a podiatrist,”.

 

 

7.   New regulation 2CF

7.1   Omit regulation 2CD (following regulation 2CE), substitute:

 

Records of diagnostic imaging services that must be kept by providing medical practitioners

   “2CF.   (1)  For the purposes of subsection 23DS (1) of the Act, a medical practitioner who provides diagnostic imaging services (in this regulation called the ‘providing practitioner’) must prepare and maintain records of those services.

 

             “(2)  For each service rendered, the providing practitioner’s records must include:

               (a)  a copy of the report by the providing practitioner; and

               (b)  if the service is rendered in circumstances specified in subsection 16B (8) of the Act, sufficient information to indicate the nature of the emergency; and

               (c)  if the service is rendered in circumstances specified in subsection 16B (9) of the Act, words indicating:

                           (i)  that the person to whom the service was rendered, or a person acting on that person’s behalf, asserted that a medical practitioner, a dental practitioner, a chiropractor, a physiotherapist or a podiatrist (in this regulation called the ‘requesting practitioner’) had requested that the service be rendered but that the request had been lost; and

                          (ii)  that the providing practitioner, or an employee or agent of the providing practitioner, had sought and received from the requesting practitioner, or from an employee or agent of the requesting practitioner, confirmation that the request had been made; and

                         (iii)  the date and manner of that confirmation.

 

             “(3)  The providing practitioner’s records must be kept in a manner that enables retrieval of information on the basis of:

               (a)  the name of the person to whom the service was rendered; and

               (b)  the date on which the service was rendered.”.

 

NOTES

 

1.      Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 28 February 1992.

 

2.      Statutory Rules 1975 No. 80 as amended by 1975 Nos. 118, 125 and 135 (commenced 3 July 1975; disallowed 4 September 1975); 1976 Nos. 202, 214 and 215; 1977 Nos. 26 and 44; 1978 Nos. 95 and 177; 1979 No. 230; 1981 Nos. 198 and 317; 1982 Nos. 157, 251 and 287; 1983 Nos. 106, 231, 253 and 255; 1984 Nos. 5 and 162; 1985 Nos. 36, 50, 95, 205 and 290 (commenced 7 November 1985; disallowed 15 April 1986); 1986 Nos. 19, 20, 87 and 326; 1987 Nos. 32, 163 and 166; 1988 No. 314; 1989 Nos. 6, 54, 117 and 293; 1990 No. 25; 1991 Nos. 82, 314, 365 and 441.