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Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 3)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2010L02770
  • No longer in force
SLI 2010 No. 261 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Health Insurance Regulations 1975 to specify the pathology and diagnostic imaging services a participating midwife or participating nurse practitioner can request as Medicare eligible services; and a period of validity for referrals to specialists and consultant physicians made by a participating midwife or participating nurse practitioner.
Administered by: Health
Registered 27 Oct 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Nov-2010
Tabled Senate15-Nov-2010
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 3)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 261

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, 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 27 October 2010

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

NICOLA ROXON


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 3).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 November 2010.

3              Amendment of Health Insurance Regulations 1975

                Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           After regulation 11

insert

11A         Pathology services determined to be necessary by participating midwives and participating nurse practitioners

         (1)   For subparagraph 16A (1) (aa) (ii) of the Act, the services in relation to a participating midwife are those mentioned in the pathology services table in items 65060, 65070, 65090 to 65099 (inclusive), 65114, 66500 to 66512 (inclusive), 66545, 66548, 66566, 66743, 66750, 66751, 69303 to 69317 (inclusive), 69324, 69384 to 69415 (inclusive), 73053 and 73529.

         (2)   For subparagraph 16A (1) (ab) (ii) of the Act, the services in relation to a participating nurse practitioner are those mentioned in the pathology services table in items 65060 to 73810 (inclusive).

11B         Diagnostic imaging services that participating midwives and participating nurse practitioners may request

         (1)   For subsection 16B (3D) of the Act, the services in relation to a participating midwife are those mentioned in the diagnostic imaging services table in items 55700, 55704, 55706, 55707, and 55718.

         (2)   For subsection 16B (3E) of the Act, the services in relation to a participating nurse practitioner are those mentioned in the diagnostic imaging services table in items 55036, 55070, 55076, 55600, 55768, 55800, 55804, 55808, 55812, 55816, 55820, 55824, 55828, 55832, 55836, 55840, 55844, 55848, 55850, 55852, 57509, 57515, 57521 and 58503 to 58527 (inclusive).

[2]           Subregulation 31 (1)

omit

subregulation (1A),

insert

subregulations (1A), (1B) and (1C),

[3]           After subregulation 31 (1A)

insert

      (1B)   A referral given by a participating midwife is valid:

                (a)    until 12 months after the first service given in accordance with the referral; and

               (b)    for 1 pregnancy only.

      (1C)   A referral given by a participating nurse practitioner is valid until 12 months after the first service given in accordance with the referral.


Note

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