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This instrument amends the National Health (Collaborative arrangements for midwives) Determination 2010 to add two new types of collaborative arrangements to better facilitate appropriately qualified and experienced privately practising authorised midwives establishing collaborative arrangements with medical practitioners to provide safe, high quality midwifery care to women who choose this type of care.
Administered by: Health
Made 15 Jul 2013
Registered 31 Jul 2013
Tabled HR 12 Nov 2013
Tabled Senate 12 Nov 2013
Date of repeal 02 Sep 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

I, TANYA PLIBERSEK, Minister for Health and Medical Research, make this Determination under subsection 84 (1) of the National Health Act 1953.

Dated     15 July 2013

 

TANYA PLIBERSEK

Minister for Health and Medical Research


Part 1                 Preliminary

 

 

1              Name of determination

                This determination is the National Health (Collaborative arrangements for midwives) Amendment Determination 2013.

2              Commencement

                This determination commences immediately after the commencement of the Health Insurance Amendment (Midwives) Regulations 2013.

3              Authority

                This determination is made under the National Health Act 1953

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                Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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

 

National Health (Collaborative arrangements for midwives) Determination 2013

1  Paragraph 5(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                (a)    an arrangement under which the midwife:

                              (i)  is employed or engaged by one or more obstetric specified medical practitioners, or by an entity that employs or engages one or more obstetric specified medical practitioners; or

                             (ii)  has an agreement, in writing, with an entity, other than a hospital, that employs or engages one or more obstetric specified medical practitioners;

2  At the end of subsection 5(1)

Add:

                   ; (e)  an arrangement mentioned in section 8 for the midwife.

3  At the end of section 5

Add:

             (5)  To avoid doubt, a collaborative arrangement may involve a specified medical practitioner who is in private practice or in the public sector.

 

4  After section 7

Insert:

8                 Arrangement—midwife credentialed for a hospital

             (1)  For subsection 5(1)(e), in relation to a hospital, an eligible midwife is:

                     (a)  credentialed to provide midwifery services after successfully completing a formal process to assess the midwife’s competence, performance and professional suitability; and

                     (b)  given clinical privileges for a defined scope of clinical practice for the hospital; and

                     (c)  permitted to provide midwifery care to his or her own patients at the hospital.

             (2)  The hospital must employ or engage one or more obstetric specified medical practitioners.