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National Health Amendment Regulations 2007 (No. 1)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2007L00278
  • No longer in force
SLI 2007 No. 11 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the National Health Regulations 1954 to enable health benefits organisations to set up health cover for TST visa holders and their dependents.
Administered by: Health
Registered 16 Feb 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Feb-2007
Tabled Senate26-Feb-2007
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

National Health Amendment Regulations 2007 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2007 No. 11

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 National Health Act 1953.

Dated 15 February 2007



By His Excellency’s Command


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the National Health Amendment Regulations 2007 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

3              Amendment of National Health Regulations 1954

                Schedule 1 amends the National Health Regulations 1954.

Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)


[1]           After subregulation 48 (2B)


      (2C)   For the purposes of paragraph (e) of the definition of health insurance business in subsection 67 (4) of the Act, health insurance business does not include the business of undertaking liability by way of insurance with respect to matters referred to in paragraph (a), (ab) or (b) of that definition if the liability is undertaken by a registered organisation under an overseas apprentice health insurance contract.

[2]           Subregulation 48 (3), after definition of eligible person


overseas apprentice means:

                (a)    a person who is the holder of a Subclass 471 (Trade Skills Training) visa under the Migration Regulations 1994; or

               (b)    a person who:

                          (i)    is the holder of a bridging visa; and

                         (ii)    was, immediately before being granted the bridging visa, the holder of a Subclass 471 (Trade Skills Training) visa.

overseas apprentice health insurance contract means a contract of insurance made in accordance with an agreement between a registered organisation and the Commonwealth that allows the registered organisation to pay benefits in respect of the whole or part of the fees and charges incurred by an overseas apprentice, or by a dependent of an overseas apprentice, in relation to the provision in Australia of any or all of the following:

                (a)    relevant health services;

               (b)    services involving the supply, alteration, maintenance or repair of hearing aids, spectacles, contact lenses, artificial teeth, eyes or limbs (including parts of teeth or limbs) or other medical, surgical, prosthetic or dental aids, equipment or appliances;

                (c)    drugs or medicinal preparations;

               (d)    ambulance services;

                (e)    services by an attendant of a person who is sick or disabled;

                (f)    professional services for which medicare benefits would otherwise be payable under the Health Insurance Act 1973;

                (g)    hospital treatment.


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