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Health Insurance Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 4)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2012L02372
  • No longer in force
SLI 2012 No. 294 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Health Insurance Regulations 1975 to ensure that the Principal Regulations refer to the correct provision in the Act which will be changed when the amendment in the Health Insurance (Professional Services Review) Act 2012 comes into force on 27 December 2012.
Administered by: Health
Registered 10 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Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003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 Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 4)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 294

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



By Her Excellency’s Command


1              Name of regulation

                This regulation is the Health Insurance Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 4).

2              Commencement

                This regulation commences on 27 December 2012.

3              Amendment of Health Insurance Regulations 1975

                Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.

Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)


[1]           Regulation 29, heading


29            Manner of patient referrals

[2]           Subregulation 29 (1)


         (1)   For section 132A of the Act, this regulation and regulations 30 and 31 set out the manner in which a patient is to be referred by a referring practitioner to another practitioner for the purposes of:

                (a)    an item in the general medical services table; or

               (b)    an item in a determination made under subsection 3C (1) of the Act;

specifying a service to be rendered by a specialist or consultant physician, in the practice of his or her speciality, to a patient referred to the specialist or consultant physician.

[3]           Regulation 31, heading


31            Period of validity for referrals

[4]           Subregulation 31 (1)


Subject to subregulations (1A), (1B) and (1C), a referral given under regulation 29 is valid:


Unless the period of validity for a referral is otherwise provided for in this regulation, the referral may state a period for which it remains valid and it will remain valid:


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