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National Health Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1996B03207
  • No longer in force
SR 1981 No. 232 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the National Health 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 HR25-Aug-1981
Tabled Senate25-Aug-1981
Gazetted 21 Aug 1981
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Statutory Rules 1981 No. 2321

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National Health Regulations2 (Amendment)

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the National Health Act 1953.

     Dated 11 August 1981.

                                                                                                          ZELMAN COWEN

                                                                                                            Governor-General

     By His Excellency’s Command,

MICHAEL MacKELLAR

Minister of State for Health

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Interpretation

          1.   Regulation 6 of the National Health Regulations is amended by inserting after the definition of “accommodation” in sub-regulation (1) the following definition:

“ ‘approved dental practitioner’ means a dental practitioner who—

                (a)    is approved by the Minister for the purposes of the definition of ‘professional service’ in sub-section 3 (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973; and

               (b)    is approved by the Permanent Head for the purposes of sub-section 13 (1B) of the Act;”.

Accommodation allowance in respect of approved patients

          2.   Regulation 7 of the National Health Regulations is amended—

                (a)    by omitting paragraph (a) of sub-regulation (4) and substituting the following paragraph:

                       “(a)    the specialist, consultant physician, approved dental practitioner or accredited dental practitioner who rendered the relevant professional service to the approved patient (being a relevant professional service that, in the case of a specialist or consultant physician, was rendered in the practice of his specialty) or, if 2 or more such persons each so rendered a relevant professional service to the approved patient, one of those persons has certified in writing under his hand that the approved patient should remain on that night at the place of treatment;”; and

               (b)    by omitting from paragraph (aa) of sub-regulation (4) “at the place of treatment other than a specialist or consultant physician” and substituting “or dental practitioner at the place of treatment other than a specialist, consultant physician, approved dental practitioner or accredited dental practitioner”.

Accommodation allowance in respect of approved attendants and approved escorts

           3   Regulation 8 of the National Health Regulations is amended—

                (a)    by omitting from paragraph (a) of sub-regulation (4) “specialist or consultant physician” and substituting “specialist, consultant physician, approved dental practitioner or accredited dental practitioner”; and

               (b)    by omitting from paragraph (aa) of sub-regulation (4) “at the place of treatment other than a specialist or consultant physician” and substituting “or dental practitioner at the place of treatment other than a specialist, consultant physician, approved dental practitioner or accredited dental practitioner”.

Accommodation allowance in respect of certain escorts

           4   Regulation 9 of the National Health Regulations is amended—

                (a)    by omitting from sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (b) of sub-regulation (3) “specialist or consultant physician” and substituting “specialist, consultant physician, approved dental practitioner or accredited dental practitioner”; and

               (b)    by omitting from sub-paragraph (iii) of paragraph (b) of sub-regulation (3) “at the place of treatment other than a specialist or consultant physician” and substituting “or dental practitioner at the place of treatment other than a specialist, consultant physician, approved dental practitioner or accredited dental practitioner”.

 

NOTES

1.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 21 August 1981.

2.       Statutory Rules 1954 No. 35 as amended to date. For previous amendments see Note 2 to Statutory Rules 1981 No. 43 and see also Statutory Rules 1981 Nos. 43, 97 and 115.