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This instrument defers the sunsetting of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975 for a 12 month period to 1 October 2018 to allow the regulations to be repealed and remade.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 11 Sep 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Sep-2017
Tabled Senate13-Sep-2017
Date of repeal 02 Oct 2018
Repealed by Self Repealing
Table of contents.

 

Legislation (Deferral of Sunsetting—Health Insurance Regulations) Certificate 2017

I, George Brandis QC, Attorney‑General, make the following certificate.

Dated   5 September 2017

George Brandis QC

Attorney‑General

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

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

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Statement of reasons for issue of certificate................................................................... 1

6............ Deferral of sunsetting of the Regulations...................................................................... 2

7............ Repeal of this instrument............................................................................................... 2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Legislation (Deferral of Sunsetting—Health Insurance Regulations) Certificate 2017.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

12 September 2017

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraph 51(1)(c) of the Legislation Act 2003.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Legislation Act 2003.

Regulations means the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.

5  Statement of reasons for issue of certificate

                   For the purposes of paragraph 51(2)(a) of the Act, this section sets out the statement of the reasons for the issue of this certificate.

Statement of reasons

                   I am satisfied that the Regulations would, apart from the operation of Part 4 of Chapter 3 of the Act, be likely to cease to be in force within 12 months after the sunsetting day for the Regulations.

                   The Health Insurance Act 1973 and the Regulations are part of the legislative framework that sets out the administrative requirements of Medicare. These include requirements relating to the recognition of medical specialists, the kind of information to be included in patient claims and patient referrals.

                   The Regulations are currently being reviewed to ensure that they remain fit for purpose, are operating efficiently and effectively and are drafted consistently with modern drafting practices. It is intended that, as a result of the review, the Regulations will be repealed and remade by the middle of 2018.

                   The Regulations are due to sunset on 1 October 2017. A 12 month deferral of the sunsetting day for the Regulations will avoid the need to remake them in their current form for the short period before the new regulations are made.

6  Deferral of sunsetting of the Regulations

                   The Regulations, for which the sunsetting day is 1 October 2017, are taken to cease to be in force under section 51 of the Act on 1 October 2018.

7  Repeal of this instrument

                   This instrument is repealed on 2 October 2018.