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Schemes as made
Written instrument to formulate a scheme for accredited entities as service providers for hearing services accredited under the Act.
Administered by: Health
Registered 16 May 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Jun-2000
Tabled Senate28-Jun-2000
Gazetted 28 Jun 2000
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

I, BRONWYN KATHLEEN BISHOP, Minister for Aged Care, make this instrument under subsection 15 (1) of the Hearing Services Administration Act 1997.

Dated 16 June 2000

BRONWYN BISHOP

Minister for Aged Care


1              Name of instrument

                This instrument is the Hearing Service Providers Accreditation Scheme Amendment 2000 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                This instrument commences on 1 July 2000.

3              Amendment of Hearing Service Providers Accreditation Scheme 1997

                Schedule 1 amends the Hearing Service Providers Accreditation Scheme 1997.


Schedule 1        Amendments

Do not delete: Schedule Part Placeholder

(section 3)

[1]         Section 1

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1              Name of instrument

                This instrument is the Hearing Service Providers Accreditation Scheme 1997.

[2]         Paragraph 6 (2) (f)

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                (f)    financial viability;

[3]         After subsection 6 (4)

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         (5)   A decision to accredit an entity is subject to a condition that the entity must not provide false or misleading information to the Commonwealth in connection with the accreditation scheme or the provision of hearing services to voucher holders.

[4]         Section 7

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7              Australian Hearing Services

                Australian Hearing Services is taken to be an accredited service provider.

[5]         Subsection 9 (2)

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subclause

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subsection

[6]         Section 10

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10            Action on alleged contravention

         (1)   The Minister may decide that a provider has contravened a condition of its accreditation:

                (a)    after considering any written submissions made by the provider under paragraph 9 (2) (b); or

               (b)    in the absence of any written submissions being received in accordance with that paragraph.

         (2)   If the Minister makes a decision under subsection (1), then having regard to the nature of the contravention, the Minister may by notice in writing to the provider:

                (a)    warn the provider to the effect that:

                          (i)    the entity has contravened a condition of its accreditation; and

                         (ii)    the Minister may, if an entity contravenes a condition of its accreditation, revoke or vary any condition of the accreditation, impose a further condition of accreditation or cancel the accreditation; or

               (b)    revoke or vary a condition of accreditation; or

                (c)    impose a further condition of accreditation; or

               (d)    cancel the accreditation.

[7]         Section 11

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11            Cancellation where contract terminated

                The Minister may cancel the accreditation of a provider whose contract with the Commonwealth is terminated.