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National Health Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 8)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1999B00299
  • No longer in force
SR 1999 No. 289 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the National Health Regulations 1954.
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 HR06-Dec-1999
Tabled Senate06-Dec-1999
Gazetted 02 Dec 1999
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014
Table of contents.

National Health Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 8)

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 289

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, 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 25 November 1999.

WILLIAM DEANE

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

MICHAEL WOOLDRIDGE

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 


National Health Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 8)1

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 2892

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1  Name of Regulations                                                         2

                        2  Commencement                                                                2

                        3  Amendment of National Health Regulations 1954                 2

Schedule 1       Amendments                                                               3

 


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1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the National Health Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 8).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on gazettal.

3              Amendment of National Health Regulations 1954

                Schedule 1 amends the National Health Regulations 1954.

 


Schedule 1        Amendments

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(regulation 3)

[1]         After regulation 49B

insert

49C         Direction by Minister to registered organizations

         (1)   For the purposes of paragraph 73BE (1) (e) of the Act, the Minister may give a direction to a registered organization with respect to:

                (a)    discounted rates of contribution offered to contributors, or payable by, or in respect of, a contributor under section 3 of Schedule 1 to the Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1999; and

               (b)    discounted rates of contribution to be offered to contributors, or to be payable by, or in respect of, a contributor under paragraph (s) of Schedule 1 to the Act.

         (2)   For the purposes of subregulation (1), a discounted rate of contribution includes:

                (a)    a commission, brokerage fee, incentive payment, inducement or any other sum paid by a registered organization with respect to a discounted product; and

               (b)    an arrangement under which a requirement to make a co-payment or excess payment may be waived or reduced, either at the time of making a claim or at any other time.

[2]         After regulation 52

insert

52A         Prescribed authority — Private Health Insurance Administration Council

                For the purposes of subparagraph 135A (3) (b) (i) of the Act, the Private Health Insurance Administration Council is a prescribed authority.

52B         Provision of information to Private Health Insurance Administration Council

         (1)   For the purposes of subparagraph 135A (3) (b) (ii) of the Act, information of the kinds mentioned in subregulation (2) may be provided to the Private Health Insurance Administration Council, for the purpose of, and to the extent necessary for, carrying out its functions under subsection 82G (1) of the Act.

         (2)   The kinds of information for subregulation (1) are as follows:

                (a)    information relating to discounted rates of contribution offered, or to be offered, to contributors by a registered organization;

               (b)    information relating to discounted rates of contribution payable by, or in respect of, a contributor to a registered organization;

                (c)    information provided to the Minister under paragraph (v) of Schedule 1 to the Act;

               (d)    the rules of a registered organization.

         (3)   For the purposes of subregulation (2), a discounted rate of contribution includes:

                (a)    a commission, brokerage fee, incentive payment, inducement or any other sum paid by a registered organization with respect to a discounted product; and

               (b)    an arrangement under which a requirement to make a co-payment or excess payment may be waived or reduced, either at the time of making a claim or at any other time.

Notes

1.       These Regulations amend 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, 273, 280 and 284; 1994 Nos. 2, 9, 106, 139, 201, 253, 256, 296, 349 and 451; 1995 Nos. 1, 14, 34, 52, 109, 116, 161, 220, 288, 289, 408 and 410; 1996 Nos. 46, 183 and 333; 1997 Nos. 16, 58, 133, 160, 179 and 353; 1998 Nos. 18, 73 and 262; 1999 Nos. 18, 140, 162, 174, 175, 236 and 288.

2.       Made by the Governor-General on 25 November 1999, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 2 December 1999