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R16/2008 Principles as made
This instrument amends the Treatment Principles (No. R8 of 2004) to incorporate updated non-legislative documents into the Principles; require grants of prior-approval for rehabilitation appliances to be recorded in writing; and to correct drafting errors.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 25 Aug 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Aug-2008
Tabled Senate28-Aug-2008
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Australian Government

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

 

Veterans’ Entitlements (Treatment Principles – Incorporated Documents Update) Instrument 2008

 

Instrument No. R16/2008

 

 

I, Alan Griffin, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, pursuant to subsection 90(5) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, approve this instrument made by the Repatriation Commission.

Dated this    15th    day of                   August         2008

Alan Griffin

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ALAN GRIFFIN

 

The Repatriation Commission, pursuant to subsection 90(4) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, varies the Treatment Principles (Instrument No.R8 of 2004) in accordance with the Schedule.

Dated this 11th       day of                   August         2008

Ed Killesteyn                       Gary Collins                      W D Rolfe

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ED KILLESTEYN                   GARY COLLINS              BRIGADIER W D ROLFE AO (Rtd)

A/PRESIDENT                   A/DEPUTY PRESIDENT              COMMISSIONER

 

 

 

 

[1]     Name of Instrument

This instrument is the Veterans’ Entitlements (Treatment Principles – Incorporated Documents Update) Instrument 2008.

 

[2]  Commencement

 

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

 

Schedule

 

1.       Paragraph 1.4.1 (Interpretation)

 

          insert:

 

in force on the date in Schedule 3, in relation to a document, means that on the date in Schedule 3 for the document:

 

(a)      if the document is required under the Principles to be approved by the Commission or approved by the Department or approved by either – the document has been approved as required.

 

Note: an example being the Notes for Local Medical Officers (para.1.4.1).

 

(b)     if the document is prepared on behalf of the Department or the Commission but is not required under the Principles to be approved in a manner in paragraph (a) – the document has been approved in a manner in paragraph (a).

 

                    Note: an example being a Fee Schedule (para.1.4.1).

 

(c)     if the document is not prepared for a purpose in paragraph (b) and is not required under the Principles to be approved in a manner in paragraph (a) – the document exists.

 

Note: an example being the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (para. 2.4.2A).

 

 

 

 

 

2.       Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of dental schedules)

 

            omit, substitute:

 

“dental schedules” means the documents known as Dental Schedules A, B and C and the document entitled “Dental Prosthetist Schedule”, that list the dental services arranged by the Commission for entitled persons – being documents approved by the Commission or the Department and in force on the date in Schedule 3 for these documents.

 

3.       Paragraph 11.2A.1

 

          after this paragraph insert:

 

11.2A.2       A grant of prior approval must be recorded in writing by the Department within 7 days after it has been made.

 

11.2A.3       The record may be maintained in electronic form and must be stored by the Department for a period of at least 12 months commencing on the 8th day after the grant of prior approval was made.

 

4.       Schedule 3 (Dates for Incorporated Documents)

 

          omit:

 

1 November 2007

 

          substitute:

 

          1 September 2008