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National Health Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1996B03263
  • No longer in force
SR 1993 No. 280 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 HR22-Nov-1993
Tabled Senate22-Nov-1993
Gazetted 05 Nov 1993
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Statutory Rules 1993   No. 2801


National Health Regulations2 (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 28 October 1993.


                                                                                    BILL HAYDEN


         By His Excellency’s Command,




Minister for Housing, Local Government

and Community Services


1.   Commencement

1.1   These Regulations are taken to have commenced on 1 July 1991.


2.    Amendment

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

3.    New regulations 51 and 52

3.1   After regulation 50, add:

Prescribed authority—Department of Veterans’ Affairs

          “51.   For the purposes of subparagraph 135A (3) (b) (i) of the Act, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is a prescribed authority.

Provision of information to Department of Veterans’ Affairs

          “52.  (1)    For the purposes of subparagraph 135A (3) (b) (ii) of the Act, information of the kinds specified in subregulation (2) may be provided to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for the purpose of, and to the extent necessary for, ascertaining whether the Repatriation Commission is responsible for all or some of the cost of nursing home care of a patient if:

             (a)   the patient is a Repatriation nursing home patient; or

             (b)   the patient is an approved nursing home patient and either:

                          (i)   the patient has been funded for nursing home care by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs; or

                         (ii)   it has come to the notice of the Secretary that the patient may have an entitlement to be funded for nursing home care by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

          “(2)  The kinds of information mentioned in subregulation (1) are as follows:

             (a)   the medical condition of the patient;

             (b)   the reason for the patient’s admission to a nursing home;

             (c)   information specified in Schedule 6.”.


4.   New Schedule 6

4.1   After Schedule 5, add:


SCHEDULE 6                        Regulation 52





1.      Patient details:

         (a)       surname of patient;

         (b)       first given name of patient;

         (c)       other given names of patient (if any);

         (d)       date of birth of patient;

         (e)       sex of patient;

          (f)       address (including postcode) of patient;

         (g)       departmental computer code identifying patient;

         (h)       departmental computer code identifying patient’s State or Territory of residence;

          (i)       departmental computer code indicating that the patient is deceased (if applicable).


2.      Nursing home details:

         (a)        name of nursing home;

         (b)       address (including postcode) of nursing home;

         (c)       approval number of nursing home;

         (d)       name of proprietor of nursing home;

         (e)       type of nursing home:

                          (i)   private; or

                         (ii)   government; or

                       (iii)   charitable; or

                        (iv)   transferred; or

                         (v)   adjusted fee government;

          (f)       departmental computer code indicating whether nursing home is an exempt nursing home;

         (g)       period (if any) for which nursing home has been granted exempt status.



SCHEDULE 6—continued


3.      Patient admission details:

         (a)       date of admission of patient to nursing home (year, month and day);

         (b)       date of admission approval in accordance with form NH5 (authorised under subsection 40AB (1) of the Act) (year, month and day);

         (c)       departmental computer code identifying delegated authority approving admission of patient;

         (d)       type of care provided to patient:

                          (i)   non respite (continuing care); or

                         (ii)   benefit respite care; or

                       (iii)   leave respite care;

         (e)       if the patient has been discharged from nursing home—the date of discharge (year, month and day);

          (f)       if the patient has died, date of death (year, month and day).


4.      Patient assessment details:

         (a)       classification category of patient in accordance with form NH4 (authorised under subsection 40AFD (4) of the Act);

         (b)       if the patient was approved for a particular category—the date of approval (year, month, day);

         (c)       assessment of patient in accordance with form NH10 (authorised under subsection 40AF (1) of the Act):

                          (i)   ordinary care; or

                         (ii)   extensive care;

         (d)       if the patient was approved for extensive care—the date of approval (year, month, day);

         (e)       departmental computer code identifying delegated authority approving assessment.

SCHEDULE 6—continued


5.      Monthly payment record and category of patient:

         (a)       monthly date for payment (year, month);

         (b)       claimable occupied bed days;

         (c)       non-claimable occupied bed days;

         (d)       claimable social leave days;

         (e)       non-claimable social leave days;

          (f)       claimable hospital leave days;

         (g)       non-claimable hospital leave days;

         (h)       claimed monthly payment;

          (i)       departmental computer code identifying occupied bed days and payments relating to exempt or non-exempt patients.



1.   Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 5 November 1993.

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, 310 and 339; 1992 Nos. 136 and 187; 1993 Nos. 48, 85, 153, 260, 261 and 273.