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This Determination revokes and remakes the 2010 Determination due to an oversight where no arrangements were made for the rendering of prescribed pathology services by participating nurse practitioners to be 'professional services within the meaning of the Act, thus the services were still not Medicare eligible and in doing so new pathology items are created with respect to participating nurse practitioners.
Administered by: Health
Registered 31 Oct 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Nov-2011
Tabled Senate02-Nov-2011

I, NICOLA ROXON, Minister for Health and Ageing, make this Determination under section 4BB of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated   1st   August 2011

NICOLA ROXON

Minister for Health and Ageing


  

  

1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Health Insurance (Prescribed Pathology Services) Determination 2011.

2              Commencement and Revocation

                This Determination is taken to have commenced on 1 November 2010 and revokes the Health Insurance (Prescribed Pathology Services) Determination 2000.

3              Definition

                In this Determination:

Act means the Health Insurance Act 1973.

4              Prescribed pathology services

                For paragraph 4BB (a) of the Act, a pathology service specified in an item in Group P9 of the pathology services table is a prescribed pathology service for the purposes of that Act.

 

5              Prescribed pathology services rendered by participating nurse practitioners

                Subsection 16A (7A) of the Act applies to a pathology service mentioned in any of items 73828 to 73837 if the service is rendered by a participating nurse practitioner.


 

Note

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