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These rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Rules 2011 to insert a new subrule 7(3) allowing private health insurers to continue to pay benefits in respect of treatment provided by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, medical radiation practitioners and occupational therapists who have not been registered by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board, the Chinese Medicine Board, the Medical Radiation Board and the Occupational Therapy Board.
Administered by: Health
Registered 21 Jun 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Jun-2012
Tabled Senate25-Jun-2012
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014
Table of contents.

Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Amendment Rules 2012

 

I, TANYA PLIBERSEK, Minister for Health, make these Rules under item 5 of the table in section 333-20 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.

 

 

Tanya Plibersek

Minister for Health

 

DATED: 18.6.12

 

 

 


Contents

 

 

Part 1           Preliminary    3

 

1       Name of Rules  3

2.      Commencement 3

3.      Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Rules 2011  3

 

 

Schedule Amendments   4

 

Part 1        Preliminary

1           Name of Rules

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

2.          Commencement

These Rules commence on the day after registration.

3.          Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Rules 2011

The Schedule amends the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Rules 2011 as amended.

 


Schedule―Amendments

 

[1]         Part 1, Rule 4

 

             After the definition of Act insert:

 

Chinese medicine practitioner means a Chinese medicine practitioner, Chinese herbal dispenser, Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, Oriental medicine practitioner or acupuncturist.

 

[2]         Part 1, Rule 4

 

             After the definition of health management program insert:

 

Medical radiation practitioner means a diagnostic radiographer, medical imaging technologist, radiographer, nuclear medicine scientist, nuclear medicine technologist or radiation therapist.

 

[3]         Part 2, Rule 7

 

After subrule 7(2) insert:

 

(3)   

(a) Despite subrule 7(1) above, if the treatment is of a kind practised by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner, Chinese medicine practitioner, medical radiation practitioner or occupational therapist who is required under the National Law to hold registration, the treatment may be provided by someone who does not hold such registration.

 

        (b) Paragraph 3(a) above ceases to have effect on 1 January 2013.

Note

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