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This instrument specifies 'medicare programs' for the purposes of paragraph 41G(b) of the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973 and repeals the Human Services (Medicare) (Medicare Programs) Specification 2015.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 05 Dec 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Feb-2020
Tabled Senate04-Feb-2020
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Human Services (Medicare) (Medicare Programs) Specification 2019

I, Stuart Robert, Minister for Government Services, make the following specification.

Dated   2 December 2019                               

Stuart Robert

Minister for Government Services

 

 

 


Contents

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

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

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

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

5  Medicare programs................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Medicare Programs                                                                                2

Schedule 2—Repeals                                                                                                     3

Human Services (Medicare) (Medicare Programs) Specification 2015                                     3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Human Services (Medicare) (Medicare Programs) Specification 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. Schedule 1, items 1 to 30 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

1 January 2020.

 

2.  Schedule 1, item 31

1 February 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 paragraph 41G(b) of the Human Services (Medicare) 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.

5  Medicare programs

                   For paragraph 41G(b) of the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973, the following services, benefits, programs and facilities specified in Schedule 1 are medicare programs.

                    Note:   Other medicare programs are specified in paragraph 41G(a) of the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973.

Schedule 1—Medicare Programs

       Note:          See section 5.

Medicare programs

Item

Service, benefit, program or facility

1

Rural Other Medical Practitioners Program

2

MedicarePlus for Other Medical Practitioners Program

3

After Hours Other Medical Practitioners Program

4

Temporary Resident Other Medical Practitioners Program

5

Outer Metropolitan Other Medical Practitioners Program

6

Life Saving Drugs Program

7

Premium Free Dispensing Incentive

8

Prescription Shopping Program

9

Inborn Errors of Metabolism Program

10

Australian Organ Donor Register

11

Practice Incentives Program

12

Rural Procedural Grants Program

13

Aged Care Education and Training Incentive Program

14

Medical Indemnity Program

15

Midwife Professional Indemnity Scheme

16

Western Australian Visiting Medical Practitioner Program

17

Radiation Oncology Registration Program

18

Hearing Services Program

19

Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme

20

Australian Health Survey

21

Continence Aids Payment Scheme

22

External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program

23

Stoma Appliance Scheme

24

Cleft Lip and Cleft Lip Palate Scheme

25

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Claim and Prior Approval Processing

26

Claims processing and payment under Chapter 6 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

27

Lifetime Health Cover Mailout

28

Aged Care Gateway

29

Australian Immunisation Register

30

Workforce Incentive Program – Doctor Stream

31

Workforce Incentive Program – Practice Stream

 

 

 

Schedule 2—Repeals

Human Services (Medicare) (Medicare Programs) Specification 2015

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.