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National Health Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1996B03254
  • No longer in force
SR 1991 No. 339 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 HR26-Nov-1991
Tabled Senate26-Nov-1991
Gazetted 12 Nov 1991
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statutory  Rules  1991   No. 3391

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National Health 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 National Health Act 1953.

 

          Dated 4 November 1991.

 

                                                                                       BILL HAYDEN

                                                                                      Governor-General

 

 

          By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

 

PETER STAPLES

Minister of State for Aged, Family and Health Services

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1.   Amendment

1.1   The National Health Regulations are amended as set out in these Regulations.

 

[NOTE:  These Regulations commence on gazettal:  see Acts Interpretation Act 1901, s. 48]

 


 

2.   New Part 8

After Part 8, insert:

 

“PART 8a—CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE
SUPPLY OF HEARING AIDS

 

Interpretation

          “43a.  In this Part:

dependent child’ means a child under the age of 21 years who is in the custody, care and control of a NAL client or of the spouse of a NAL client;

hearing aid services’ means any of the following services:

               (a)  the supply by NAL of new batteries for hearing aids;

               (b)  the repair and maintenance by NAL of hearing aids;

     (c)  the replacement by NAL of lost, damaged or obsolete hearing aids;

hearing aid charge’ means a charge mentioned in regulation 43C;

NAL’ means the National Acoustic Laboratories established under the Acoustic Laboratories Act 1948;

NAL client’ means a person eligible to receive hearing aid services.

 

 

NAL clients to pay for hearing aid services

          “43B.   (1)  Subject to this regulation, an NAL client who requires the provision of hearing aid services must pay a hearing aid charge.

 

             “(2)  Payment by an NAL client of a hearing aid charge entitles that client, and any dependent child of that NAL client, to be provided with any hearing aid services for the period of 1 year commencing on the day of payment.

 

Amount of charge

          “43C.  (1)  Subject to subsection (2), the hearing aid charge is $25.00.

 

             “(2)  If NAL clients who are spouses of one another pay the hearing aid charge at the same time, the hearing aid charge payable by each of them is $20.00.”


 

Refunds

          “43D.  If an NAL client who has paid a hearing aid charge dies within the year commencing on the date of payment, a refund is payable calculated in accordance with the formula:

 

eq

 

where:

A is the amount paid, and

N is the number of whole calendar months in that year unexpired at the date of the NAL client’s death.”.

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NOTES

 

1.      Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 12 November 1991.

 

2.      Statutory Rules 1954 No.35 as amended by 1957 No. 71; 1958 No. 63; 1962 Nos. 55, 70 and 113; 1965 Nos. 17, 94 and 185; 1966 No. 99; 1967 No. 86; 1969 Nos. 91 and 220; 1970 Nos. 70 and 166; 1971 Nos. 28, 76, 103 and 138; 1972 No. 79; 1973 Nos. 17, 75, 111, 221, 225 and 267; 1974 Nos. 52, 104, 105, 113 and 263; 1975 Nos. 14, 49, 66, 100, 124, 165 and 207; 1976 Nos. 113, 217 and 227; 1977 Nos. 11, 34, 51 and 112; 1978 Nos. 66, 178, 208 and 266; 1979 Nos. 59, 107, 208 and 231; 1980 Nos. 84, 292 and 309; 1981 Nos. 43, 97, 115, 232 and 318; 1982 Nos. 38, 82, 84, 250 and 284; 1983 Nos. 45, 247 and 267; 1984 Nos. 66, 161, 200, 308, 322 and 427; 1985 Nos. 86, 136, 186, 187, 206 and 288; 1986 Nos. 47, 53, 208, 330, 353 and 360; 1987 Nos. 50, 76, 100 and 310; 1989 Nos. 291, 292 and 334; 1990 Nos. 24, 86, 114, 292, 335 and 396; 1991 Nos. 40, 41, 232, 262, 263 and 310.