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Dental Benefits Amendment Rules 2012

Authoritative Version
  • - F2012L02347
  • No longer in force
Rules/Other as made
This instrument amends the Dental Benefits Rules 2009 to index the fee for preventative dental check; enable oral health therapists to provide services on behalf of dental providers; and make minor technical amendments to update references and improve clarity.
Administered by: Health
Registered 06 Dec 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR05-Feb-2013
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2013
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Dental Benefits Amendment Rules 2012

Dental Benefits Act 2008

I, TANYA PLIBERSEK, Minister for Health, make these Rules under section 60(1) of the Dental Benefits Act 2008.

Dated             2010

Dated     29.11.2012  


1              Name of Rules

                These Rules are the Dental Benefits Amendment Rules 2012.

2              Commencement

                These Rules commence on 1 January 2013.

3              Amendment of Dental Benefits Rules 2009

                Schedule 1 amends the Dental Benefits Rules 2009.

Schedule 1     Amendment


[1]           Rule 4, after definition of MRCAETS


oral health therapist means a person who is registered or entitled to practice as an oral health therapist under a law of a State or Territory.

[2]           Rule 6

omit (wherever occurring)

are registered with Medicare Australia


have been allocated a provider number by the Chief Executive Medicare

[3]           Rule 7, paragraph (a)


(a)    a dental service may be rendered on behalf of a dental provider by the following classes of persons:

(i)     dental hygienists;

(ii)       dental therapists;

(iii)     oral health therapists; and

[4]           Subrules 10 (2), 10 (3) and rule 11


Medicare Australia CEO


Chief Executive Medicare

[5]           Paragraph 10 (3) (a) and subparagraph 11 (b) (i)


Medicare Australia


the Department of Human Services

[6]           Schedule 1, item 88000, column 3