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R21/2011 Other as made
This instrument amends the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 to remove the requirement for relevant health care providers to obtain the prior approval of the Repatriation Commission before providing Optical Coherence Tomography to an Australian participant in British nuclear tests.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 27 Jul 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Aug-2011
Tabled Senate18-Aug-2011
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Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014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 (Removal of Prior Approval Requirement for Optical Coherence Tomography) Instrument 2011

Instrument No. R21/2011

I, Warren Snowdon, 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 23rd              day of                   June        2011

Warren Snowdon

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WARREN SNOWDON

 

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 the Schedule.

Dated this   20th  day of                   May               2011

Ian Campbell…………Shane Carmody……Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC

IAN CAMPBELL            SHANE CARMODY      Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC

PRESIDENT                  DEPUTY PRESIDENT                          COMMISSIONER

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1]     Name of Instrument

This instrument is the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Removal of Prior Approval Requirement for Optical Coherence Tomography) Instrument 2011

 

[2]     Commencement

 

This instrument is taken to have commenced on 1 May 2011.

 

Schedule

 

1.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (definitions)

 

          insert:

 

Optical Coherence Tomography” means the treatment comprised of a non-contact, non-invasive high resolution

imaging technique that provides cross-sectional tomographic images of the ocular microstructure through the thickness of the retina.

 

2.      Paragraph 3.2.1(b)

 

after:

 

          Schedule

 

          insert:

 

          except where otherwise stated.

 

3.      Paragraph 4.2.5

 

after paragraph 4.2.5, insert:

 

4.2.6  Optical Coherence Tomography

 

 

 

4.2.7 The Commission may accept financial responsibility for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) provided to an entitled person by an Ophthalmologist for the assessment or management of retinal disease.

 

Note: While OCT remains an unlisted treatment it is subject to all the requirements for an unlisted treatment except prior approval.