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This Determination amends the Hearing Services (Participants in the Voucher System) Determination 1997 to clarify what was seen to be an ambiguous reference to devices that were listed and ensure that the Determination complies with section 13 of the Hearing Services Administration Act 1997 which requires the Minister to specify the hearing services available to a participant.
Administered by: Health
Registered 08 Sep 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Mar-1998
Tabled Senate02-Mar-1998
Gazetted 04 Dec 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Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014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 Services (Participants in the Voucher System) Determination 1997 (Amendment No. 1 of 1997)

I, PATRICIA MARY WORTH, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Family Services, acting for the Minister, make this determination under subsection 13 (1) of the Hearing Services Administration Act 1997.

Dated 2 December 1997.

PATRICIA WORTH

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Family Services

for the Minister for Health and Family Services

 

1.   Amendment

1.1   Hearing Services (Participants in the Voucher System) Determination 1997 is amended as set out in this determination.

[NOTE:  This determination commences on gazettal: see Acts Interpretation Act 1901, s 46A and 48.]

2.   Section 6 (Classes of hearing services)

2.1   Table B, Class 1:

Omit point 3, substitute:

“3.          Provision of a hearing device that:

             (a)   meets the specifications approved by the Minister; and

             (b)   is approved by the Minister, in writing, for this section on the basis that the device:

                          (i)   has been approved by the Minister or the Office, under section 11 of the Hearing Services Rules of Conduct 1997, for fitting at no cost to participants; and

                         (ii)   is clinically necessary and appropriate to the participant’s hearing loss, capacity to benefit from its use and life circumstances

3A.        Provision of a hearing device that:

             (a)   meets the specifications approved by the Minister; and

             (b)   is approved by the Minister, in writing, for this section on the basis that the device:

                          (i)   has been approved by the Minister or the Office, under section 11 of the Hearing Services Rules of Conduct 1997, as a device for which the participant can be asked to make a payment to the provider; and

                         (ii)   is clinically suitable to the participant’s hearing loss

[NOTE:  Subsection 7 (2) applies.]”.

2.2   Table B, Class 2:

Omit point 3, substitute:

“3.          Provision of a hearing device that:

             (a)   meets the specifications approved by the Minister; and

             (b)   is approved by the Minister, in writing, for this section on the basis that the device:

                          (i)   has been approved by the Minister or the Office, under section 11 of the Hearing Services Rules of Conduct 1997, for fitting at no cost to participants; and

                         (ii)   is clinically necessary and appropriate to the participant’s hearing loss, capacity to benefit from its use and life circumstances

3A.        Provision of a hearing device that:

             (a)   meets the specifications approved by the Minister; and

             (b)   is approved by the Minister, in writing, for this section on the basis that the device:

                          (i)   has been approved by the Minister or the Office, under section 11 of the Hearing Services Rules of Conduct 1997, as a device for which the participant can be asked to make a payment to the provider; and

                         (ii)   is clinically suitable to the participant’s hearing loss

[NOTE:  Subsection 7 (2) applies.]”.

3.   Section 7 (Charges payable by participant who comes within Class 1 or 2)

3.1   Subsection 7 (2):

Omit “paragraph (b) of item 3”, substitute “item 3A”.