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This Determination specifies the requirements relating to the health of children that must be met for a child to satisfy the health check requirement for family tax benefit and sets out the classes of children that are taken to meet the health check requirement.
Administered by: Social Services
Made 30 Jun 2011
Registered 30 Jun 2011
Tabled HR 06 Jul 2011
Tabled Senate 06 Jul 2011

Family Tax Benefit (Meeting the Health Check Requirement) Determination 2011

 

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

I, JENNY MACKLIN, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, make this Determination under subsections 61A(5) and (7) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

Dated                              30th June                         2011

 

J Macklin

 

Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

1          Name of Determination

            This Determination is the Family Tax Benefit (Meeting the Health Check Requirement) Determination 2011.

2          Commencement

            This Determination commences on the day after registration.


Part 1 – Preliminary

3          Interpretation

In this Determination:

Social Security Act means the Social Security Act 1991.

Family Assistance Act means the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

4          Specified period

            For the purposes of section 5 and subparagraph 7(c)(ii), the specified period is the period that commences on the day the child turns 3 years and ends at the end of the last day of the second income year after the income year in which the child turns 4 years.

Note:    For income year see subsection 3(1) of the Family Assistance Act.

Part 2 – Health check requirement

5          Health check requirement

The health check requirement for a child is that the child meets one of the following requirements:

            (a) the child has undergone, within the specified period, an age appropriate health check provided under a State or Territory program and conducted by a suitably qualified health professional;

            (b) the child has undergone, within the specified period, a health check provided under the Medicare Benefits Schedule which includes the required assessments and examinations set out in section 6;

            (c)  the child has undergone, within the specified period, a health check in another country which is conducted by a suitably qualified health professional which includes the required assessments and examinations set out in section 6.


6          Assessments and examinations for certain children

            For paragraphs 5(b) and 5(c), the required assessments and examinations are:

            (a) height and weight (plot and interpret growth curve and calculate Body Mass Index); and

            (b) eyesight; and

            (c)  hearing; and

            (d) oral health (teeth and gums); and

            (e) toileting; and

            (f)  allergies.

Part 3 – Classes of children taken to meet the health check requirement

7          Classes of children taken to meet the health check requirement

A child who is a member of one of the following classes is taken to meet the health check requirement:

 

            (a) the class of children, each member of which is a child in respect of whom another person was receiving a carer payment or carer allowance under the Social Security Act at any time from the beginning of the income year in which the child turned 4 years to the end of the second income year after the income year in which the child turned 4 years;

 

            (b) the class of children, each member of which is a child qualified for a health care card under subsection 1061ZK(3) of the Social Security Act at any time from the beginning of the income year in which the child turned 4 years to the end of the second income year after the income year in which the child turned 4 years;

 

            (c)  the class of children, each member of which is a child who:

 

(i)   has been assessed by a registered medical practitioner as having a severe disability or a severe medical condition; and

(ii)  has undergone, within the specified period, an assessment suitable to their needs, conducted by a suitably qualified health professional.

Note:    For receiving see subsection 3(1) of the Family Assistance Act.