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This determination adds health professionals and the vocations undertaken by them to the list of matters regulated by the Professional Services Review (PSR) arrangements which will enable the PSR Scheme to be applied to all health profesessionals who provide medicare services.
Administered by: Health
Made 09 Dec 2012
Registered 18 Dec 2012
Tabled HR 05 Feb 2013
Tabled Senate 05 Feb 2013
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Health Insurance (Professional Services Review - Allied Health and Others) Determination 2012


I, TANYA PLIBERSEK, Minister for Health, make this Determination under subsection 81(1A) of the Health Insurance Act 1973

Dated     9th December  2012

 

 

Tanya Plibersek

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TANYA PLIBERSEK

MINISTER FOR HEALTH

 

 

 

 


Contents

              1            Name of Determination  3

              2            Commencement 3

              3            Interpretation  3

              4            Health Practitioners  3

              5            Professions 3

 

Schedule 1           Practitioners and Professions for the purposes of the Professional

                            Services Review                                                                                    4

 

 


1     Name of Determination

This Determination is the Health Insurance (Professional Services Review - Allied Health and Others) Determination 2012.

2     Commencement

This Determination commences on 1 January 2013.

3     Interpretation

In this Determination:

                             the Act means the Health Insurance Act 1973.

                             the Schedule means the Schedule to this Determination.

Note          Unless the contrary intention appears, expressions used in this Determination have the same meanings as in the Act—see section 13 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

4     Health Practitioners

For the purposes of subsection 81(1A)(a) of the Act, a health professional listed in Part A of Schedule 1 is a “practitioner".

5     Professions

For the purposes of subsection 81(1A)(b) of the Act, a vocation engaged in by a health professional of a kind listed in Part B of Schedule 1 is a “profession”.

 

 


 Schedule 1       Practitioners and Professions for the purposes of the Professional Services Review

 

Item

Practitioners/Profession

 

 

 

PART A – PRACTITIONERS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REVIEW

1

Audiologists

2

Diabetes educators

3

Dieticians

4

Exercise physiologists

5

Mental health nurses

6

Occupational therapists

7

Psychologists

8

Social workers

9

Speech pathologists

10

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners

11

Aboriginal health workers

12

Orthoptists

 

 

 

PART B – PROFESSIONS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REVIEW

1

Audiology

2

Diabetes education

3

Dietetics

4

Exercise physiology

5

Mental health nursing

6

Psychology

7

Occupational therapy

8

Social work

9

Speech pathology

10

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services

11

Aboriginal health worker services

12

Orthoptic health services