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SLI 2005 No. 100 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Health Insurance (Pathology Services) Regulations 1989 to enable hospitals to record private health insurance details on a pathology services claim form.
Administered by: Health
Registered 27 May 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR31-May-2005
Tabled Senate14-Jun-2005
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, 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 25 May 2005

P. M. JEFFERY

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

TONY ABBOTT


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Health Insurance (Pathology Services) Amendment Regulations 2005 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

3              Amendment of Health Insurance (Pathology Services) Regulations

                Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance (Pathology Services) Regulations.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Regulation 1

substitute

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Health Insurance (Pathology Services) Regulations 1989.

[2]           Subregulation 4 (2), at the foot

insert

Note   A request in respect of a person who is a private hospital patient may also contain information about the person’s private health insurance — see subregulation (5A).

[3]           After subregulation 4 (5)

insert

      (5A)   A request for a service in respect of a person described in subparagraph (5) (c) (ii), (iii) or (iv) may include the following particulars for the purpose of a private health insurance claim in relation to the service, if the person consents to the inclusion of those particulars for that purpose:

                (a)    the name of the private health insurance fund of which the person is a member;

               (b)    the membership number or other unique identifier allocated to the person by the fund.

      (5B)   Failure by a person to consent to the inclusion of the particulars mentioned in subregulation (5A) in a request for a service in respect of the person does not affect any entitlement the person may have to a medicare benefit, or a benefit payable by a private health insurance fund, in respect of the service.

Note

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