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R19/2011 Principles as made
This instrument amends the Treatment Principles (No. R8 of 2004) to remove the requirement for relevant health care providers to obtain the prior approval of the Repatriation Commission before providing Optical Coherence Tomography to a veteran or dependant.
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Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014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

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

 

Veterans’ Entitlements (Treatment Principles – Removal of Prior Approval Requirement for Optical Coherence Tomography) Instrument 2011

 

Instrument No. R19/2011

 

 

I, Warren Snowdon, 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   23rd  day of                   June  2011

Warren Snowdon

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WARREN SNOWDON

 

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 20th    day of                   May  2011

 

Ian Campbell           Shane Carmody         Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC

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IAN CAMPBELL          SHANE CARMODY        Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC

PRESIDENT                   DEPUTY PRESIDENT                         COMMISSIONER

 

 

 

 

 

[1]     Name of Instrument

This instrument is the Veterans’ Entitlements (Treatment Principles – 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.