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2016 No. R3/MRCC3 Principles as made
This instrument reduces, from 5 years to 2 years, the period a health care provider has to lodge a claim for payment under the Treatment Principles.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 08 Mar 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Mar-2016
Tabled Senate15-Mar-2016

Australian Government

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

 

Veterans’ Affairs (Treatment Principles – Lodgment of Claims by Providers) Amendment Instrument 2016

Instrument 2016 No.R3/MRCC3 

 

 

I, Dan Tehan, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, approve:

 

(a) under subsection 90(5) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) — the variations by the Repatriation Commission of the Treatment Principles in the following instrument; and

(b) under subsection 286(3) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) — the variations by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission of the MRCA Treatment Principles in the following instrument.

Dated this     1st               day of      March                                      2016

Dan Tehan

DAN TEHAN

 

 

The Repatriation Commission makes, under subsection 90(4) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, the variations to the Treatment Principles in the following instrument.

 

Dated this     15th            day of    February    2016

 

The Seal of the                                                               )

Repatriation Commission                                              )  SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                )

presence of:                                                                    )

 

 

Simon Lewis                              Craig Orme                             Major General Mark Kelly

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………....

 SIMON LEWIS                                     CRAIG ORME                                  Major General Mark Kelly

                                                                   DSC AM CSC                                                                 AO DSC

    PRESIDENT                                    DEPUTY PRESIDENT                                           COMMISSIONER

 

 

 

 

The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission makes, under subsection 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, the variations to the MRCA Treatment Principles in the following instrument.

 

Dated this  15th   day of February   2016

 

The Seal of the                                                                    )

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission    ) SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                     )

presence of:                                                                         )

 

 

 Simon Lewis                                          Craig Orme                          Major General Mark Kelly

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 SIMON LEWIS                                                    CRAIG ORME                                   Major General Mark Kelly

                                                                                   DSC AM CSC                                                          AO DSC

         CHAIR                                                               MEMBER                                                            MEMBER

 

 

MEMBER

 


 

Name

 

1.   This instrument is the Veterans’ Affairs (Treatment Principles – Lodgment of Claims by Providers) Amendment Instrument 2016.

 

Commencement

 

2.     This instrument commences on 31 March 2016.

 

 

Authority

 

3.  This instrument is made under:

 

(a)    subsection 90(4) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in respect of the variations to the Treatment Principles in Schedule 1; and

 

(b)   subsection 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 in respect of the variations to the MRCA Treatment Principles in Schedule 2.

 

 

Transitional

4.  (1) A claim for payment in respect of treatment lodged by a health care provider before 31 March 2016 is to be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Treatment Principles governing the period for lodgment in place immediately before that date.

     (2) In this section:

“health care provider” has the meaning that it has in the Treatment Principles;

“Treatment Principles” means the Treatment Principles under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, including the Treatment Principles as applied under the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, and the MRCA Treatment Principles under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, as the case requires.

 

Schedules

5.  Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is varied 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 1

 

Variations to the Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. R52)

 

1       Subparagraph 3.5.2(c)(iii)

 

the words “5 years”, substitute:

 

 

2 years

 

 

2       Paragraph 3.5.2A

 

the words “5 years”, substitute:

 

 

2 years

 

3       Paragraph 3.5.2C

 

omit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Schedule 2

 

Variations to the MRCA Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. MRCC53)

 

 

1       Subparagraph 3.5.2(c)(iii)

 

the words “5 years”, substitute:

 

 

2 years

 

 

2       Paragraphs 3.5.2A

 

the words “5 years”, substitute:

 

 

2 years