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SLI 2012 No. 298 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Health Insurance (Professional Services Review) Regulations 1999 to implement consequential changes.
Administered by: Health
Registered 07 Dec 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR05-Feb-2013
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2013
Date of repeal 28 Dec 2012
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

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Health Insurance (Professional Services Review) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 2)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 298

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated 6 December 2012

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

TANYA PLIBERSEK

Minister for Health


1              Name of regulation

                This regulation is the Health Insurance (Professional Services Review) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 2).

2              Commencement

                This regulation commences on 27 December 2012.

3              Amendment of Health Insurance (Professional Services Review) Regulations 1999

                Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance (Professional Services Review) Regulations 1999.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)

 

[1]           Regulation 3, note

substitute

Note   Several other words and expressions used in these Regulations have the meaning given by the Act. The following are examples of words and expressions defined in Part VAA of the Act:

·      adequate and contemporaneous records

·      inappropriate practice

·      person under review

·      practitioner

·      profession

·      relevant period

·      service.

[2]           Regulation 8, excluding the heading

substitute

                This Part prescribes the circumstances in which services rendered or initiated by a practitioner constitute a prescribed pattern of services for Part VAA of the Act.

Note   See section 82 of the Act for how a prescribed pattern of services may constitute engaging in inappropriate practice.

[3]           Regulation 9

omit

subsection 106KA (3)

insert

section 82A

[4]           Regulation 10, excluding the heading

substitute

For section 82A of the Act, the circumstances in which services that are professional attendances constitute a prescribed pattern of services are that 80 or more such services are rendered on each of 20 or more days in a 12 month period.

[5]           Regulation 11

omit

106KA (5)

insert

82 (1D)

[6]           Part 4

substitute

Part 4                 Appropriate person or body for person under review

  

12            Appropriate person or body for conduct involving significant threat to life or health

                For subsection 106XA (4) of the Act, the appropriate person or body for a person under review is a person or body specified in Schedule 1 that has the power to take action against the person under review in relation to any conduct by that person that has caused, is causing, or is likely to cause, a significant threat to the life or health of another person.

13            Appropriate body for non-compliance with professional standards

         (1)   For paragraph 106XB (3) (a) of the Act, the appropriate body for a person under review who is a general practitioner is a body specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 that:

                (a)    is responsible for registering general practitioners or for regulating the practice of the profession; and

               (b)    has the power to take action against the person in relation to the person’s failure to comply with professional standards.

         (2)   For paragraph 106XB (3) (b) of the Act, the appropriate body for a person under review who is a practitioner other than a general practitioner is a body specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1 that:

                (a)    is responsible for registering practitioners for practice in the profession or specialty to which the practitioner belongs or for regulating the practice of that profession or specialty; and

               (b)    has the power to take action against the person in relation to the person’s failure to comply with professional standards.

[7]           Schedules 1 and 2

substitute

Schedule 1        Appropriate person or body for a person under review

(regulations 12 and 13)

Part 1          If person under review is a general practitioner

Item

Person or body

101

Medical Board of Australia

102

General Practice Recognition Appeal Committee

103

General Practice Recognition Eligibility Committee

104

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

105

Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited

106

Quality Practice Accreditation Pty Ltd trading as GPA Accreditation plus

Part 2          If person under review is not a general practitioner

Item

Person or body

201

Chiropractic Board of Australia

202

Dental Board of Australia

203

Department of Human Services

204

Medical Board of Australia

205

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

206

Optometry Board of Australia

207

Osteopathy Board of Australia

208

Physiotherapy Board of Australia

209

Podiatry Board of Australia


Note

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