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R27/2007 Principles as made
This Principle varies the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (No. R30 of 2006) including the Repatriation Commission is not to accept financial liability for treatment provided to Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests if the treatment-provider has been disqualified from participating in Medicare arrangements and streamlines the procedures for updating incorporated documents in the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 22 Feb 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR11-Mar-2008
Tabled Senate11-Mar-2008
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Australian Government

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006

 

Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Providers/Incorporated Documents) Instrument 2007

 

Instrument No. R27/2007

 

I, Alan Griffin, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, pursuant to subsection 16(7) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, approve this instrument made by the Repatriation Commission.

 

Dated this    24th   day of                   January        2008

Alan Griffin

........................................................................................................................................

ALAN GRIFFIN

 

The Repatriation Commission, pursuant to subsection 16(6) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, varies the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Instrument No.R30 of 2006), in accordance with Schedules A and B.

Dated this    14th   day of                   January        2008

 

Mark Sullivan                                                  Ed Killesteyn

………………………………………………………………………………..…………

MARK SULLIVAN                                      ED KILLESTEYN                

PRESIDENT                                                  DEPUTY PRESIDENT        

1.      Name of Instrument

This instrument is the Treatment Principles Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Providers/Incorporated Documents) Instrument 2007.

 

2.    Commencement

 

This instrument commences when it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

 

3.    Definitions

 

          For the purposes of this instrument other than the Schedules:

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs means the Department of State known as the Department of Veterans’ Affairs;

 

entitled person means a person entitled to treatment under the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006;

 

health care provider means a person who provides treatment of a type referred to in the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006;

 

Notes for Providers means a document prepared by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs that includes the word “Notes” in its title and which sets out the terms and conditions on which the Repatriation Commission will accept financial liability under the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 for treatment provided by a health care provider to an entitled person e.g. Notes for Exercise Physiologists;

 

Repatriation Commission means the body corporate continued in existence under section 179 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986;

 

            Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 means the legislative instrument made by the Repatriation Commission under section 16 of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006.

 

4.    Application

 

Any procedure or other action, or decision, commenced or made, as the case may be, under Notes for Providers, before the commencement of this instrument that, on the commencement of this instrument remains incomplete or not implemented, as the case may be, is taken to have been made under the relevant Notes as incorporated into the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 by this instrument and the procedure or other action, or decision, may be completed or implemented, as the case may be, under those Notes.


 

Schedule A Disqualification of Providers

 

1.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “Medicare benefit”)

 

          omit, substitute:

 

medicare benefit” has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Health Insurance Act 1973 in force from time to time.

 

2.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “physiotherapy”)

 

            after this definition, insert:

 

practitioner” has the same meaning as in section 124B of the Health Insurance Act 1973 in force from time to time.

 

3.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “provider number”)

 

            omit, substitute:

 

            provider number” means the number that:

 

(a) is allocated by the Chief Executive Officer of Medicare Australia or by his or her delegate or by a person authorised by the Chief Executive Officer, to a practitioner; and

 

(b) identifies the practitioner and the places where the practioner practises his or her profession.

 

Note: see regulation 2 of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975. 

 

4.      Paragraph 4.3.4

 

            after this paragraph, insert:

 

            4.3A           Disqualified Medical Practitioners

 

            4.3A.1                  The Commission is not to accept financial responsibility for the cost of a medical service provided to an entitled person by, or on behalf of, a LMO, other GP or a medical specialist if, at the time the service was provided, a medicare benefit would not have been payable in respect of the service under section 19B or section 19C of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (in force from time to time) if the LMO, other GP or medical specialist had provided the service as a practitioner under that Act.

 

5.      Paragraph 5.2.6

 

          after this paragraph, insert:

 

            5.2A           Disqualified Dental Practitioners

 

            5.2A.1                  The Commission is not to accept financial responsibility for the cost of a dental service provided to an entitled person by, or on behalf of, a dental prosthetist, dentist or a dental specialist if, at the time the service was provided, a medicare benefit would not have been payable in respect of the service under section 19B of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (in force from time to time) if the dental prosthetist, dentist or dental specialist had provided the service as a practitioner under that Act.

 

6.      Paragraph 7.1A.3

 

after the Table, insert:

 

            7.1B           Disqualified Health Care Providers

 

            7.1B.1                  The Commission is not to accept financial responsibility for the cost of a service provided to an entitled person by, or on behalf of, a health care provider if, at the time the service was provided, a medicare benefit would not have been payable in respect of the service under section 19B of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (in force from time to time) if the health care provider had provided the service as a practitioner under that Act.

 


 

Schedule B – Incorporated Documents

 

 

1.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “dental schedules”)

 

                omit the definition, substitute:

 

dental schedules” means the documents known as Dental Schedules A, B and C, and the document entitled “Dental Prosthetist Schedule”, approved by the Commission for the purposes of Part 5 of the VEA Treatment Principles, that list the dental services arranged by the Commission for entitled persons, and in force on the date in Schedule 3 for these documents.

 

2.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “Fee Schedule”)

 

            omit:

 

                1 May 2007

 

            substitute:

 

          the date in Schedule 3 for the document

 

3.                Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “Notes for Local Medical Officers”)

 

omit, wherever occurring:

 

in August 2001

 

substitute:

 

          on the date in Schedule 3 for this document

 

4.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “Notes for Providers of Optometric Services / Dispensers of Optical Appliances”)

 

omit:

 

in June 2006

 

substitute:

 

          on the date in Schedule 3 for this document

 

5.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “Pricing Schedule for Visual Aids”)

 

          omit:

 

          1 May 2007

 

          substitute:

 

          the date in Schedule 3 for this document

 

6.      Paragraphs 3.5.1A.1 and 3.5.1A.2

 

            omit, wherever occurring:

 

            1 May 2007

 

            substitute:

 

            the date in Schedule 3 for the document

 

7.      Paragraph 5.1.1

 

            omit:

 

          1 May 2007

 

            substitute:

 

                the date in Schedule 3 for this document

 

8.      Paragraphs 7.1A.1 and 7.1A.3

 

          omit:

 

          1 May 2007

 

          substitute:

 

          the date in Schedule 3 for the document

 

9.      Paragraph 7.1A.3 (Table )

 

          after:

         

Dietitian

Notes for Dietitians

 

          insert:

 

Exercise Physiologist

Notes for Exercise Physiologists

 

10.    Paragraph 11.2A.1

 

          omit:

 

          1 July 2007

 

          substitute:

 

          the date in Schedule 3 for this document

 

11.    Schedule 2          Repatriation Medical Fee Schedule

 

          after the Schedule, insert:

 

SCHEDULE 3 DATES FOR INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS

 

The date for :

 

(i)      the dental schedules (paragraph 1.4.1);

 

(ii)      a fee schedule (paragraph 1.4.1);

 

(iii)     Notes for Local Medical Officers (paragraph 1.4.1);

 

(iv)     Notes for Providers of Optometric Services/Dispensers of Optical Appliances (paragraphs 1.4.1 and 7.1A.3);

         

(v)     Pricing Schedule for Visual Aids (paragraph 1.4.1);

 

(vi)     Notes for Providers (paragraphs 3.5.1A.1, 3.5.1A.2, 7.1A.1);

 

          (vii)    Notes for Local Dental Officers (paragraph 5.1);

 

          (viii)   Notes for Chiropractors (paragraph 7.1A.3);

 

(ix)     Notes for Diabetes Educators (paragraph 7.1A.3);

 

(x)     Notes for Dietitians (paragraph 7.1A.3);

 

(xi)     Notes for Exercise Physiologists (paragraph 7.1A.3);

 

(xii)    Notes for Occupational Therapists (paragraph 7.1A.3);

 

(xiii)   Notes for Osteopaths (paragraph 7.1A.3);

 

(xiv)   Notes for Podiatrists (paragraph 7.1A.3);

 

(xv)         Notes for Physiotherapists (paragraph 7.1A.3);

 

(xvi)   Notes for Speech Pathologists (paragraph 7.1A.3);

 

(xvii)  RAP National Schedule of Equipment (paragraph 11.2A.1);

 

(xviii) Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National Guidelines (paragraph 11.2A.1);

 

is 1 November 2007.