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This instrument amends determinations made under the Health Insurance Act 1973 to update the definition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard to reference the July 2016 edition, which uses the latest available Census data, from 1 January 2020 and to make consequential changes to determinations.
Administered by: Health
Registered 23 Oct 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR24-Oct-2019
Tabled Senate11-Nov-2019
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Health Insurance (Section 3C – Other Medical Practitioner and Telehealth) Amendment (Australian Statistical Geography Standard) Determination 2019

 

I, Andrew Simpson, delegate of the Minister for Health, make the following determination.

Dated 22 October 2019                                  

Andrew Simpson

Assistant Secretary

MBS Reviews Unit

Medical Benefits Division

Health Financing Group

Department of Health



 

 1  Name

              This instrument is the Health Insurance (Section 3C – Other Medical Practitioner and Telehealth) Amendment (Australian Statistical Geography Standard) 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.  Sections 1 to 4

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

2.   Schedule 1

Immediately after commencement of the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Eating Disorders Treatment Plan and Psychological Treatment Services) Determination 2019.

 

3.   Schedule 2

Immediately after commencement of the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Telehealth Services) Amendment Determination (No. 2) 2019.

 

4.   Schedule 3

1 January 2020.

 

                Note:        This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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

 

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Eating Disorders Treatment Plan and Psychological Treatment Services) Determination 2019

 

1  Subsection 4(1) (definition of eating disorder psychological treatment      service)

Omit paragraph (d), substitute:

 

(d)   items in Groups M6, M7 and M16 (excluding items 82350 and 82351) of the Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Determination 2014.

 

2  Subsection 7(2) (General application provisions)

Omit “2713”, substitute “279 or 2713”. 

 


Schedule 2

 

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Other Medical Practitioner) Determination 2018

 

1  Schedule 1 (item 2483 in Subgroup A7 of Group A30)

Repeal the item, substitute:

 

2483

Professional attendance by video conference of more than 45 minutes in duration by a medical practitioner – each attendance

87.10

 

 


Schedule 3

 

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Other Medical Practitioner) Determination 2018

 

1  Subsection 4(1) (definition of ASGS)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

 

ASGS means the July 2016 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard, published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as existing on 1 January 2020.

 

 

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services - General Practitioner Telehealth Services) Determination 2018

 

2  Subsection 4(1) (after the definition of Act)

Insert:

 

ASGS means the July 2016 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard, published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as existing on 1 January 2020.