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2017 No. R1/MRCC1 Principles as made
The instrument varies the Treatment Principles to refer to the updated version of the Rehabilitation Appliances Program National Schedule of Equipment.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 20 Mar 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Mar-2017
Tabled Senate23-Mar-2017
Date of repeal 02 Apr 2017
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

Australian Government

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs (Treatment Principles – Updating of RAP National Schedule of Equipment) Amendment Instrument 2017

Instrument 2017 No.R1/MRCC1

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

(a) under subsection 90(5) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) and under subsection 16(7) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 (APBNT(T)A)— 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 13th day of March 2017

 

Dan Tehan

DAN TEHAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Repatriation Commission makes, under subsection 90(4) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and subsection 16(6) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, the variations to the Treatment Principles in the following instrument.

 

Dated this 2nd  day of March 2017

 

The Seal of the                                                               )

Repatriation Commission                                              )  SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                )

presence of:                                                                    )

 

 

 

 

  Simon Lewis                               C Orme                                           MA 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 2nd day of  March 2017

 

The Seal of the                                                                    )

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission    ) SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                     )

presence of:                                                                         )

 

 

 

  Simon Lewis                                   C Orme                                               MA Kelly

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

 SIMON LEWIS                                         CRAIG ORME                                  Major General Mark Kelly

                                                                      DSC AM CSC                                                    AO DSC

         CHAIR                                                   MEMBER                                                      MEMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        B Wolski

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

                                                        REAR ADMIRAL BRETT WOLSKI                                                                                                                      

                                                                                 AM

                                                                          MEMBER                              

 

 

MEMBER


Name

 

1.   This instrument is the Veterans’ Affairs (Treatment Principles – Updating of RAP National Schedule of Equipment) Amendment Instrument 2017.

 

 

Commencement

 

2.     This instrument commences on 1 April 2017.

 

 

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; 

 

(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; and

 

(c)    subsection 16(6) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 in respect of the variations to the modifications of the Treatment Principles made for that Act, in Schedule 3.

 

 

Schedules

4.  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.      Schedule 1

 

substitute:

 

SCHEDULE 1 DATES FOR INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS

 

 

 

The following documents are incorporated-by-reference into the Treatment Principles in the form in which they exist on 1 April 2017:

 

1.      Notes for Local Medical Officers (paragraph 1.4.1);

2.      Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fee Schedules for Medical Services (paragraph 3.5.1);

3.      Notes for Allied Health Providers (paragraphs 3.5.1 and 7.1A.1);

4.      Optometrist Fees for Consultation (paragraph 3.5.1);

5.      DVA Schedule of Fees Orthoptists (paragraph 3.5.1);

6.      Pricing Schedule for visual aids (paragraph 3.5.1);

7.      The fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (commonly known as DSM-5) (paragraph 2.4.2A);

8.      Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dentists and Dental Specialists (paragraph 3.5.1);

9.      Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dental Prosthetists (paragraph 3.5.1);

10.  Chiropractors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

11.  Diabetes Educators Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

12.  Dietitians Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

13.  Exercise Physiologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

14.  Occupational Therapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

15.  Osteopaths Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

16.  Physiotherapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

17.  Psychologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

18.  Podiatrists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

19.  Social Workers Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

20.  Clinical Counsellors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

21.  Speech Pathologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

22.  DVA Community Nursing Schedule of Fees (paragraph 6A.4.2(b));

23.  Notes for Coordinated Veterans' Care Program Providers (Part 6A);

24.  Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National Guidelines (paragraph 11.2A.1);

25.  RAP National Schedule of Equipment (paragraph 11.2A.1);

26.  Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Services (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellors (OPC) Provider Notes (paragraph 1.4.1 and 7.1A.1);

27.  Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellors (OPC) Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

28.  General information about VVCS – Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (paragraph 1.4.1);

29.  Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists & General Practitioners through the Medical Benefits Schedule Initiative

30.  Gold Card (paragraph 1.4.1);

31.  White Card (paragraph 1.4.1).

 

 

 

 


Schedule 2

 

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

 

 

1.      Schedule 1

 

substitute:

 

SCHEDULE 1 DATES FOR INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS

 

 

The following documents are incorporated-by-reference into the MRCA Treatment Principles in the form in which they exist on 1 April 2017:

 

 

1.      Notes for Local Medical Officers (paragraph 1.4.1);

2.      Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fee Schedules for Medical Services (paragraph 3.5.1);

3.      Notes for Allied Health Providers (paragraphs 3.5.1 and 7.1A.1);

4.      Optometrist Fees for Consultation (paragraph 3.5.1);

5.      DVA Schedule of Fees Orthoptists (paragraph 3.5.1);

6.      Pricing Schedule for visual aids (paragraph 3.5.1);

7.      Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dentists and Dental Specialists (paragraph 3.5.1);

8.      Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dental Prosthetists (paragraph 3.5.1);

9.      Chiropractors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

10.  Diabetes Educators Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

11.  Dietitians Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

12.  Exercise Physiologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

13.  Occupational Therapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

14.  Osteopaths Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

15.  Physiotherapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

16.  Psychologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

17.  Podiatrists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

18.  Social Workers Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

19.  Clinical Counsellors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

20.  Speech Pathologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

21.  DVA Community Nursing Schedule of Fees (paragraph 6A.4.2(b));

22.  Notes for Coordinated Veterans' Care Program Providers (Part 6A);

23.  Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National Guidelines (paragraph 11.2A.1);

24.  RAP National Schedule of Equipment (paragraph 11.2A.1);

25.  Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Services (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellors (OPC) Provider Notes (paragraph 1.4.1 and 7.1A.1);

26.  Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellors (OPC) Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

27.  General information about VVCS – Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (paragraph 1.4.1);

28.  Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists & General Practitioners through the Medical Benefits Schedule Initiative:

29.  Gold Card (paragraph 1.4.1);

30.  White Card (paragraph 1.4.1).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 3

 

Variations to the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Instrument 2013 No. R54)

 

 

1.      Item 59 - Schedule 1

 

substitute:

 

SCHEDULE 1 DATES FOR INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS

 

The following documents are incorporated-by-reference into the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 in the form in which they exist on 1 April 2017:

 

1. Notes for Local Medical Officers (paragraph 1.4.1);

2. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fee Schedules for Medical Services (paragraph 3.5.1);

3. Notes for Allied Health Providers (paragraphs 3.5.1 and 7.1A.1);

4. Optometrist Fees for Consultation (paragraph 3.5.1);

5. DVA Schedule of Fees Orthoptists (paragraph 3.5.1);

6. Pricing Schedule for Visual Aids (paragraph 3.5.1);

7. Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dentists and Dental Specialists (paragraph 3.5.1);

8. Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dental Prosthetists (paragraph 3.5.1);

9. Chiropractors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

10. Diabetes Educators Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

11. Dietitians Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

12. Exercise Physiologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

13. Occupational Therapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

14. Osteopaths Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

15. Physiotherapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

16. Psychologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

17. Podiatrists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

18. Social Workers Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

19. Clinical Counsellors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

20. Speech Pathologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);

21. Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National Guidelines (paragraph 11.2A.1);

22. RAP National Schedule of Equipment (paragraph 11.2A.1);

23. White Card (paragraph 1.4.1).