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SLI 2013 No. 46 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulation 2012 to ensure that the medical services funded through the Medicare Benefit Schedule continue to be up-to-date and representative of best medical practice.
Administered by: Health
Registered 02 Apr 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate14-May-2013
Tabled HR14-May-2013
Date of repeal 02 May 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
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Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 2)

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 46, 2013

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              28 March 2013                       

Quentin Bryce

Governor‑General

By Her Excellency’s Command

Tanya Plibersek

Minister for Health

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1

4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulation 2012            2

 


1  Name of regulation

                   This regulation is the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 2).

2  Commencement

                   This regulation commences on 1 May 2013.

3  Authority

                   This regulation is made under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

4  Schedule(s)

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulation 2012

1  Subclause 1.2.8(1) of Schedule 1

After “11243,”, insert “11244,”.

2  Item 133 of Schedule 1 (paragraphs (d) and (e))

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

(d) item 132 applied to an attendance claimed in the preceding 12 months; and

(e) the attendance under this item is claimed by the same consultant physician who claimed item 132 or a locum tenens; and

(f) this item has not applied more than twice in any 12 month period

3  Paragraph 2.5A.2(o) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (o)  microcephaly, if a child has:

                              (i)  a head circumference less than the third percentile for age and sex; and

                             (ii)  a functional level at or below 2 standard deviations below the mean for age on a standard development test or an IQ score of less than 70 on a standardised test of intelligence.

4  Subparagraph 2.16.12(2)(b)(ix) of Schedule 1

Omit “person; and”, substitute “person;”

5  At the end of paragraph 2.16.12(2)(b) of Schedule 1

Add:

                             (x)  vision; and

6  Subparagraph 2.16.12(2)(c)(v) of Schedule 1

Omit “and”.

7  At the end of paragraph 2.16.12(2)(c) of Schedule 1

Add:

                            (vi)  eye examination; and

8  At the end of paragraph 2.16.13(2)(h) of Schedule 1

Add:

                   ; and (iii)  eye examination.

9  After item 11243 of Schedule 1

Insert:

11244

Orbital contents, diagnostic B‑scan of, by a specialist practising in his or her specialty of ophthalmology, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Group I1 of the diagnostic imaging services table applies

77.00

10  Item 32023 of Schedule 1

After “diagnosis”, insert “(H)”.

11  Items 32520 and 32522 of Schedule 1

Omit “sapheous”, substitute “saphenous”.

12  Items 32523 and 32526 of Schedule 1

Omit “cathether”, substitute “catheter”.

13  Item 37201of Schedule 1

After “37208,”, insert “37245,”.

14  Item 37202 of Schedule 1

After “36854,”, insert “37245,”.

15  Item 37203 of Schedule 1

After “37208,”, insert “37245,”.

16  Item 37206 of Schedule 1

Omit “37203 or 37207,”, substitute “37203, 37207 or 37245”.

17  Item 37207 of Schedule 1

After “37206,”, insert “37245,”.

18  Item 37208 of Schedule 1

Omit “37203 or 37207,”, substitute “37203, 37207 or 37245”.

19  After item 37233 of Schedule 1

Insert:

37245

Prostate, endoscopic enucleation of, using high powered Holmium:YAG laser and an end firing, non‑contact fibre, with or without tissue morcellation, cystoscopy or urethroscopy, for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and other than a service associated with a service to which item 36854, 37201, 37202, 37203, 37206, 37207, 37208, 37303, 37321 or 37324 applies (H) (Anaes.)

1,262.15