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This instrument specifies the requirements relating to the health of children that must be met for a child to satisfy the health check requirement for family tax benefit and sets out the classes of children that are taken to meet the health check requirement.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 26 Jun 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR27-Jun-2018
Tabled Senate28-Jun-2018
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Family Tax Benefit (Meeting the Health Check Requirement) Determination 2018

I, Dan Tehan, Minister for Social Services, make the following instrument.

Dated 22 June 2018    

Dan Tehan

Minister for Social Services

 

 

 


Contents

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

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

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

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

5  Specified period........................................................................................................................ 1

6  Health check requirement......................................................................................................... 1

7  Required examinations and assessments for overseas health checks........................................ 1

8  Classes of children taken to meet the health check requirement................................................ 2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Family Tax Benefit (Meeting the Health Check Requirement) Determination 2018.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 July 2018.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraphs 61A(9)(a) and (c) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

Social Security Act means the Social Security Act 1991.

5  Specified period

                   For the purposes of section 6 and paragraph 8(c), the specified period is the period that commences on the day the child turns 3 and ends on the day before the child turns 5 or, if the Secretary has determined a later day under subsection 61A(5) of the Act, that later day.

6  Health check requirement

                   The health check requirement for a child is that the child meets one of the following requirements:

(a)    the child has undergone, within the specified period, an age appropriate health check provided under a State or Territory program and conducted by a suitably qualified health professional;

(b)   the child has undergone, within the specified period, a health check that:

(i)                 took place in another country; and

(ii)               was conducted by a suitably qualified health professional; and

(iii)             included the required assessments and examinations set out in section 7.

7  Required examinations and assessments for overseas health checks

                   For paragraph 6(b), the required assessments and examinations are:

(a)    height and weight (plot and interpret growth curve and calculate Body Mass Index); and

(b)   eyesight; and

(c)    hearing; and

(d)   oral health (teeth and gums); and

(e)    toileting; and

(f)    allergies.

8  Classes of children taken to meet the health check requirement

                   A child who is a member of one of the following classes is taken to meet the health check requirement:

(a)    the class of children, each member of which is a child in respect of whom another person was receiving a carer payment or carer allowance under the Social Security Act at any time from the beginning of the income year in which the child turned 4 to the day before the child turns 5 or, if the Secretary has determined a later day under subsection 61A(5) of the Act, that later day;

(b)   the class of children, each member of which is a child qualified for a health care card under subsection 1061ZK(3) of the Social Security Act at any time from the beginning of the income year in which the child turned 4 to the day before the child turns 5 or, if the Secretary has determined a later day under subsection 61A(5) of the Act, that later day;

(c)    the class of children, each member of which is a child who:

(i)                 has been assessed by a medical practitioner as having a severe disability or a severe medical condition; and

(ii)                 has undergone, within the specified period, a health assessment suitable to their needs, conducted by a suitably qualified health professional.