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Health Insurance (Bonded Medical Program) Amendment Rule 2020

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  • - F2020L00914
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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Bonded Medical Program) Rule 2020 to provide for transition provisions to prevent participants who have opted in from incurring an administrative penalty due to the delays in the development of the web portal, and a sunset clause for the transition provisions.
Administered by: Health
Registered 15 Jul 2020
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Health Insurance (Bonded Medical Program) Amendment Rule 2020

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for Health, make the following Rule.

Dated 7 July 2020      

 

Greg Hunt                                        

Minister for Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                           


Contents

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

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

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

4  Schedule................................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                           2

Health Insurance (Bonded Medical Program) Rule 2020                                                             2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Health Insurance (Bonded Medical Program) Amendment Rule 2020.

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, Items 1 to 2

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

3.       Schedule 1, Item 3

1 January 2020.

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 124ZT(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

4  Schedule

                   Each instrument that is specified in Schedule 1 to this instrument is amended as set out in the applicable items in Schedule 1, and any other item in Schedule 1 to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Health Insurance (Bonded Medical Program) Rule 2020

1  Paragraph 12(1)(b)

Omit “a person determined by the Secretary, on application by the bonded participant, to satisfy the following criteria”, substitute “a person who satisfies the following criteria”.

2  Subsection 12(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

            (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the bonded participant must provide evidence                              that the person satisfies the requirements of subsection (1).

3  After section 18

Insert:

Part 4—Transitional provisions

19  Reporting obligations

             (1)  For this section, a relevant provision is a provision of this rule that requires information or evidence to be provided through the Department’s web portal.

             (2)  A bonded participant is not required to comply with a relevant provision unless a notice has been published for the purposes of this section on the Department’s website stating that the elements of the Department’s web portal required for a bonded participant to comply with the relevant provision are functional.

             (3)  For this section, the date of publication of the notice mentioned in subsection (2) is the notice date for the relevant provision.

             (4)  For the purposes of section 15, where a notifiable event occurred before the notice date for the relevant provision, the bonded participant is taken to comply with the provision if the information or evidence is uploaded within 6 months after the notice date.

             (5)  For the purposes of column 1, items 1 to 3 of the table in subsection 16(1), where the event to be reported occurred before the notice date for the relevant provision, the bonded participant is taken to comply with the provision if the information or evidence is uploaded within 3 months after the notice date.

             (6)  For the purposes of column 1, item 4(a) of the table in subsection 16(1), where a bonded participant completed their course of study in medicine before the notice date for the relevant provision, the bonded participant is taken to comply with the provision if the information or evidence is uploaded every 6 months from the notice date.

             (7)  For the purposes of column 1, item 4(b) of the table in subsection 16(1), where a bonded participant opted in to the Bonded Medical Program before the notice date for the relevant provision, the bonded participant is taken to comply with the provision if the information or evidence is uploaded every 6 months from the notice date.

             (8)  This section ceases to operate on 30 June 2021.