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This Determination remakes Health Insurance (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) Determination (HS/06/2006) and provides for an increase of 2.2% in the fees in respect of the services covered by the Determination.
Administered by: Health
Registered 26 Sep 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Feb-2008
Tabled Senate12-Feb-2008
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014



Health Insurance (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) Determination 2007


I, TONY ABBOTT, Minister for Health and Ageing, make this Determination under subsection 3C (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated                                      20/09/2007





Minister for Health and Ageing









1.           Name of Determination                                                                             3

2.           Commencement                                                                                      3

3.           Cessation                                                                                               3

4.           Revocation of Health Insurance (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) Determination HS/06/2006       3

5.           Interpretation                                                                                           3

6.           Treatment of a relevant service                                                                  3

Schedule       Specified health services                                                              4



1.                      Name of Determination

This Determination is the Health Insurance (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) Determination 2007.

2.                      Commencement

This Determination commences on 1 November 2007.

3.                      Cessation

This Determination will cease to have effect at the end of 31 October 2008.

4.                      Revocation of Health Insurance (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) Determination HS/06/2006

This Determination revokes Health Insurance (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) Determination HS/06/2006.

5.                      Interpretation

(1)        In this Determination:

relevant service means a health service, as defined in subsection 3C(8) of the Act, that is specified in the Schedule.

the Act means the Health Insurance Act 1973.

the Schedule means the Schedule to this Determination.

Note          Unless the contrary intention appears, expressions used in this Determination have the same meanings as in the Act—see section 13 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

(2)        Unless the contrary intention appears, in this Determination a reference to a provision of the Act or the National Health Act 1953 or regulations made under the Act or under the National Health Act 1953 as applied, adopted or incorporated in relation to specifying a matter is a reference to those provisions as in force from time to time and any other reference to provisions of an Act or regulations is a reference to those provisions as in force from time to time.

6.                      Treatment of a relevant service

A relevant service shall be treated as if:

(a)                    it were both a professional service and a medical service for the purposes of the provisions of the Act, the National Health Act 1953, the Health Insurance Regulations 1975 and the National Health Regulations 1954 that make provision in respect of professional services or medical services; and

(b)                   there were an item in the general medical services table that related to the relevant service and specified in respect of the service a fee in relation to a State, being the fee specified in the Schedule in relation to the State specified.

Schedule          Specified health services



Health Service

Fee for all States


HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY, for treatment of soft tissue radionecrosis or chronic or recurring wounds where hypoxia can be demonstrated, performed in a comprehensive hyperbaric facility, under the supervision of a medical practitioner qualified in hyperbaric medicine, for a period in the hyperbaric chamber of between 1 hour 30 minutes and 3 hours, including any associated attendance.




Note    Section 3C(7) of the Act deems an internal territory to form part of the State of New South Wales.