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This instrument amends the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 to change the minimum benefits payable by private health insurers per night for nursing-home type patients (NHTP) at public hospitals in some states and territories and at private hospitals nationally, and update the reference to the new Second Tier Advisory Committee (the Committee) approved list of facilities that are eligible for second-tier default benefits.
Administered by: Health
Made 17 Sep 2014
Registered 17 Sep 2014
Tabled HR 22 Sep 2014
Tabled Senate 22 Sep 2014
Date of repeal 21 Sep 2014
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Table of contents.

Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2014 (No. 4)1


I, KIRSTY FAICHNEY, delegate of the Minister for Health, make these Rules under item 3A of the table in section 333-20 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.




Kirsty Faichney

Acting First Assistant Secretary

Medical Benefits Division

Department of Health

17 September 2014




Schedule A ― Amendments

 [1]     Schedule 4, Clause 6 Minimum benefit, Table 1:


Delete the table and insert:


Public hospital: State/Territory        Minimum benefit per night

NSW                                                     $ 114.05

Northern Territory                                 $ 83.10

Queensland                                           $ 113.00  

South Australia                                      $114.00

Tasmania                                                $135.60

Victoria                                                  $122.60

ACT                                                       $111.20

Western Australia                                  $133.20



 [2]        Schedule 4, Clause 6 Minimum benefit, Table 2:



                           Private hospitals                                        $55.30



                           Private hospitals                                        $54.60

Schedule B ― Amendments

[1]         Schedule 5 – Second-tier default benefits, Clause 4. Facilities, subclause (1)




A hospital is a facility for the purposes of this Schedule if it is included in the list of second-tier eligible facilities approved by the Second Tier Advisory Committee existing at the time that the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2014 (No. 4) commence.


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