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Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 2007 (No. 2)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2007L00802
  • No longer in force
SLI 2007 No. 56 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Health Insurance Regulations 1975 as part of the consequential amendment and repeal of regulations associated with the commencement of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007, the Private Health Insurance (Transitional Provisions and Cnsequential Amendments) Act 2007 and associated private health insurance levies legislation.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: These Regulations commence: (a) if they are registered before the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 commences — on the commencement of that Act; or (b) if they are registered after that Act commences — on the day after they are registered.
Registered 30 Mar 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-May-2007
Tabled Senate09-May-2007
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 2007 (No. 2)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2007 No. 56

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 29 March 2007

P. M. JEFFERY

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

TONY ABBOTT


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 2007 (No. 2).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence:

                 (a)     if they are registered before the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 commences — on the commencement of that Act; or

                (b)     if they are registered after that Act commences — on the day after they are registered.

3              Amendment of Health Insurance Regulations 1975

                Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Regulation 2, at the foot

insert

Note   A number of expressions used in these Regulations are defined in the Act, including:

·      hospital treatment

·      hospital‑substitute treatment

·      private health insurer.

[2]           Subregulation 13 (2)

substitute

         (2)   For subsection 19 (6) of the Act, the following particulars are prescribed in relation to professional services rendered as part of an episode of hospital treatment:

                (a)    a description of the professional service and the item number of the item that relates to the professional service, followed by an asterisk; or

               (b)    a description of the professional service sufficient to identify the item that relates to the professional service, preceded by the word ‘patient’.

      (2A)   For subsection 19 (6) of the Act, if professional services are rendered as part of an episode of hospital‑substitute treatment and the person who receives the treatment chooses to receive a benefit from a private health insurer, the following particulars are prescribed for those services:

                (a)    a description of the professional service and the item number of the item that relates to the professional service, followed by the words ‘hospital‑substitute treatment’; or

               (b)    a description of the professional service sufficient to identify the item that relates to the professional service, preceded by the words ‘hospital‑substitute treatment’.

[3]           Paragraph 13 (10) (c)

omit

[4]           Paragraph 13 (10) (d)

omit

paragraph (a), (b) or (c),

insert

paragraph (a) or (b),

[5]           Regulation 13A

omit

[6]           Subregulation 19 (1A), definition of hospital‑related service, paragraphs (a) and (b)

omit

or day hospital facility


Note

1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See www.frli.gov.au.