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Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 7)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1999B00350
  • No longer in force
SR 1999 No. 344 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.
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 HR15-Feb-2000
Tabled Senate15-Feb-2000
Gazetted 22 Dec 1999
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014
Table of contents.

Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 7)

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 344

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 Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated 15 December 1999.

WILLIAM DEANE
Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

MICHAEL WOOLDRIDGE


Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 7)1

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 3442

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1  Name of Regulations                                                         2

                        2  Commencement                                                                2

                        3  Amendment of Health Insurance Regulations 1975               2

Schedule 1       Amendments                                                               3

 


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1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 7).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 February 2000.

3              Amendment of Health Insurance Regulations 1975

                Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.

 


Schedule 1        Amendments

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(regulation 3)

[1]         Regulation 6E, heading

substitute

6E           Register of Approved Placements — specified bodies, etc

[2]         Paragraph 6E (a)

substitute

                (a)    a body mentioned in an item in Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 5;

[3]         After regulation 6E

insert

6EA        Register of Approved Placements — eligible applicants

                For paragraph 3GB (1) (b) of the Act, a medical practitioner who makes application under subsection 3GA (5) of the Act, and to whom subitem 1 (2) in Part 3 of Schedule 5 applies, is eligible for registration under section 3GA of the Act.

6EB        Register of Approved Placements — removal of name

                For paragraph 3GB (1) (c) of the Act, a medical practitioner registered under section 3GA of the Act because of the operation of regulation 6EA must have his or her name removed from the Register of Approved Placements when the earliest of the following events occurs:

                (a)    a determination under section 3D, 3EA or 61 of the Act, recognising the practitioner’s qualification, takes effect;

               (b)    the Managing Director receives written notice from the appropriate Australian medical college, of its refusal to recognise the practitioner’s qualification;

                (c)    12 months elapses since registration of the practitioner under section 3GA of the Act began.

[4]         Schedule 5, heading

substitute

Schedule 5        Matters specified for Register of Approved Placements

(regulations 6E and 6EA)

[5]         Schedule 5, after Part 2

insert

Part 3                 Participatory eligibility programs

1              Specific Workforce Shortage Program

         (1)   This item relates to:

                (a)    the Specific Workforce Shortage Program established by the Minister for the placement of medical practitioners in locations otherwise underprovided with medical practitioners qualified to provide services in demand; and

               (b)    the associated registration of medical practitioners, under section 3GA of the Act, in the Register of Approved Placements.

         (2)   A medical practitioner who is an applicant under subsection 3GA (5) of the Act is eligible for registration if he or she:

                (a)    is awaiting:

                          (i)    recognition, by the appropriate Australian medical college, of an acquired overseas specialist qualification; or

                         (ii)    if he or she is an overseas trained doctor or former overseas medical student, within the meaning of section 19AB of the Act, who has an exemption under subsection 19AB (3) of the Act — recognition, by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, of his or her post-graduate general practice qualifications; and

               (b)    because of the circumstance mentioned in paragraph (a), has been accepted for participation in the Program to provide professional services.


Notes

1.       These Regulations amend Statutory Rules 1975 No. 80, as amended by 1975 Nos. 118, 125 and 135 (disallowed by the Senate on 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 (disallowed by the Senate at the expiration of 10 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; 1992 Nos. 42, 111, 239, 335 and 431; 1993 Nos. 106, 130 and 154; 1994 Nos. 20, 27, 111, 137, 138, 328 and 413; 1995 Nos. 9, 25, 287, 300 and 409; 1996 Nos. 231, 234, 235, 335 and 336; 1997 Nos. 61, 287, 300, 319 and 395; 1998 Nos. 44, 125, 138, 204, 220, 253, 268, 370, 371 and 372; 1999 Nos. 48, 88, 157, 176, 254 and 343.

2.       Made by the Governor-General on 15 December 1999, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 22 December 1999