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M20/2011 Other as made
This instrument amends the MRCA Treatment Principles to remove the requirement for relevant health care providers to obtain the prior approval of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission before providing Optical Coherence Tomography to a member of the Defence Force 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Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014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

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

 

MRCA Treatment Principles (Removal of Prior Approval Requirement for Optical Coherence Tomography) Instrument 2011

 

Instrument No.M20/2011

 

 

I, Warren Snowdon, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, pursuant to subsection 286(3) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, approve this instrument made by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.

Dated this 23rd                       day of June                             2011

Warren Snowdon

WARREN SNOWDON

 

The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission, pursuant to subsection 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, varies the MRCA Treatment Principles (Instrument No.M21 of 2004) in accordance with the Schedule.

Dated this               20th               day of        May                              2011

 

The Seal of the                                                )

Military Rehabilitation                                    )

and Compensation Commission                   )Seal

was affixed hereto in the                                )

presence of:                                                     )

Ian Campbell         Shane Carmody           Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC

………………………………………………………………………………………....

IAN CAMPBELL        SHANE CARMODY      Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC

CHAIR                        DEPUTY PRESIDENT                                 MEMBER

 

 

 

 

[1]     Name of Instrument

This instrument is the MRCA 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.