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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – Archival Tissue Retrieval) Determination 2019 to clarify that the archival tissue service does not apply if the subsequent genetic test(s) is performed in the same laboratory as the archival service.
Administered by: Health
Registered 10 Oct 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-Oct-2019
Tabled Senate14-Oct-2019
To be repealed 06 Dec 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – Archival Tissue Retrieval) Amendment Determination 2019

I, Nathan Hyson, delegate of the Minister for Health, make the following Determination.

Dated               4 October 2019           

Nathan Hyson

Acting Assistant Secretary

Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology Branch

Medical Benefits Division

Health Financing Group

Department of Health

 

 

 


Contents

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

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

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

4  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1— Amendments.......................................................................................................... 2

 

 


1  Name

                        This instrument is the Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – Archival Tissue Retrieval) Amendment Determination 2019.

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

1 November 2019

 

                Note:        This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 subsection 3C(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

4  Schedules

                        Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed 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— Amendments

Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – Archival Tissue Retrieval) Determination 2019

1 Section 7 (below the heading)

Repeal the section, substitute:

 

(1)        Item 72860 does not apply if the service is performed in the accredited pathology laboratory in which the subsequent genetic test(s) is performed.

(2)        Item 72860 does not apply if the service is performed in association with:

(a)        a service to which item 72858 or 72859 of the pathology services table applies; or

(b)        a service to which an item in Groups P6, P10 or P11 of the pathology services table applies, as part of the subsequent patient episode.

(3)        For any particular patient, item 72860 is applicable for a maximum of one retrieval per subsequent patient episode.