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Written instrument to formulate a scheme for accredited entities as service providers for hearing services accredited under the Hearing Services Administration Act 1997.
Administered by: Health
Registered 16 May 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR23-Sep-1997
Tabled Senate23-Sep-1997
Gazetted 24 Sep 1997
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Commonwealth of Australia

Hearing Services Administration Act 1997

Hearing Service Providers Accreditation Scheme 1997 (Amendment)

I, PATRICIA MARY WORTH, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Family Services, acting for the Minister, make this instrument under subsection 15 (1) of the Hearing Services Administration Act 1997.

Dated 22 September 1997.

PATRICIA WORTH

Parliamentary Secretary

to the Minister for Health and Family Services

for the Minister for Health and Family Services

 

1.   Commencement

1.1   This instrument commences on 1 November 1997.

2.   Amendment

2.1   The Hearing Service Providers Accreditation Scheme 1997 is amended as set out in this instrument.

3.   Clause 4 (Purpose)

3.1   After subclause (1), insert:

         “(1A)   Under subsection 20 (1) of the Act, the Minister may engage an accredited service provider to provide hearing services to voucher-holders.”.

3.2   Subclause 4 (2):

After “provide”, insert “to participants in the voucher system”.

4.   New clause 5A

4.1   After clause 5, insert:

Application by audiometrists

           “5A.   If the individuals who will provide hearing services for an applicant entity are only audiometrists, the entity must show that it has a formal link to an audiologist who can provide additional advice about a voucher-holder’s hearing test results.”.

5.   Clause 6 (Decisions by the Minister)

5.1   Paragraph 6 (2) (b):

Omit “profile;”, substitute “profile and qualifications of the staff;”.

5.2   Paragraph 6 (2) (e):

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

            “(e)   capacity to meet the rules of conduct;”.

5.3   Add at the end:

           “(4)   A decision to accredit an entity is subject to a condition that the entity must not advertise in a way that implies that accreditation constitutes a recommendation, award or endorsement by the Commonwealth.”.