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These rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Rules 2009 (No. 2) to expand the Doctors' Health Fund Limited restricted access group as described in the Schedule to the Principal Rules.
Administered by: Health
Made 22 May 2012
Registered 29 May 2012
Tabled HR 31 May 2012
Tabled Senate 18 Jun 2012
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Private Health Insurance (Registration) Amendment Rules 2012

 

I, RICHARD MAGOR, delegate of the Minister for Health, make these Rules under item 7 of the table in section 333-20 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.

 

 

 

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Richard Magor

Assistant Secretary

Private Health Insurance Branch

Medical Benefits Division

Department of Health and Ageing

22 May 2012

 


Contents

 

Part 1          Preliminary    

                                                                           

1.                   Name of Rules                                                                                          3          

2.                   Commencement                                                                                        3                                                                                                                                                                                                      

3.                   Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Rules

2009 (No.2)                                                                                               3   

 

sCHEDULE – AMENDMENTS                                                                                   4 

 


Part 1        Preliminary

 

 

1.         Name of Rules

          These Rules are the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Amendment Rules 2012.

 

2.         Commencement

These Rules commence on the day after registration.

 

3.         Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Rules 2009 (No.2)

          The Schedule amends the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Rules 2009 (No.2).

 


 

Schedule – Amendments

 

 

[1]     Schedule - restricted access groups for certain insurers, Item 13 of the Table

        

        At item 13 of the Table, in Column 2, delete items 13.1 and 13.2 and substitute:

 

13.1. A person who is, or was, a medical practitioner, as defined in section 3 (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Commonwealth) (‘Medical Practitioner’).

13.2. A person who is, or was at any time:

         (a)     in one of the following categories of ‘health practitioner’, as listed in                       the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (Qld)                           (whether or not registered or practising in Queensland or any other                      Australian State or Territory):

(i)                 medical;

(ii)               medical radiation;

(iii)             optometry;

(iv)             dental;

(v)               occupational therapy;

(vi)             physiotherapy; and

(vii)           psychology,

                   (‘Health Practitioner’)

         (b)      an employee of the Medical Practitioner or a Health Practitioner or an                      officer or employee of an incorporated practice of a Medical                                  Practitioner or a Health Practitioner;

         (c)      a person studying to become a Health Practitioner as listed above in                         item 13.2(a) at an Australian university medical school or other                               educational institution;

         (d)      an overseas trained doctor enrolled through the Australian Medical                          Council (the ‘AMC’) to sit for the examinations of that Council or of                          one of the specialist colleges affiliated with the AMC;

         (e)      an officer or employee of the federal, or a state, Australian Medical                         Association;

         (f)       an officer or employee of an associated or subsidiary organisation of                        the federal, or a state, Australian Medical Association;

         (g)      an officer or employee of any federal or state association of registered                     medical practitioners; or

 

 

 

 

 

         (h)      an officer or employee (including contractors) of Avant Insurance                            Limited (ABN 82 003 707 471) or Avant Law Pty Limited                                 (ACN 136 429 153).

 

 

Notes

1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See www.frli.gov.au

2.       These Rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Rules 2009 (No.2), which commenced on 22 July 2009.