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This instrument amends the 36 temporary Better Access mental health treatment items in the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical – Expansion of GP and Allied Health Mental Health Services) Determination 2020 to expand the 10 additional Medicare-subsidised psychological therapy sessions to any Medicare-eligible person.
Administered by: Health
Registered 08 Oct 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR19-Oct-2020
Tabled Senate09-Nov-2020
To be repealed 16 Feb 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical – Expansion of GP and Allied Health Mental Health Services) Amendment (Expand Eligible Patients) Determination 2020

I, Paul McBride, delegate of the Minister for Health, make the following determination.

Dated          8 October 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Paul McBride

First Assistant Secretary

Medical Benefits Division

Health Resourcing Group

Department of Health

 

 

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule – Amendments                                                                                              2

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical – Expansion of GP and Allied Health Mental Health Services) Determination 2020                                                                             2

 


1.  Name

          This instrument is the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical – Expansion of GP and Allied Health Mental Health Services) Amendment (Expand Eligible Patients) Determination 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.  The whole of this instrument

9 October 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.  Schedule

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 – Amendments

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical – Expansion of GP and Allied Health Mental Health Services) Determination 2020

1          Section 4 (paragraph (b))

Omit “31 March 2021”, substitute “30 June 2022”.

2          Section 5 (definition of person with a mental health disorder subject to COVID-19 public health orders)

Repeal the definition.

3          Subsection 7(1)

Repeal the subsection.

4          Schedule 1 (items 93300, 93303, 93306, 93309, 93330, 93333, 93350, 93353, 93356, 93359, 93362 and 93365)

Repeal paragraph (a), wherever occurring.

5          Schedule 1 (items 93300, 93303, 93306, 93309, 93330, 93333, 93350, 93353, 93356, 93359, 93362 and 93365)

Repeal paragraph (b), substitute (wherever occurring):

(b)  the person is referred by a medical practitioner working in general practice, a psychiatrist or a paediatrician who makes a written record of the need for additional mental health treatment services; and

6          Schedule 2 (items 93301, 93302, 93304, 93305, 93307, 93308, 93310, 93311, 93331, 93332, 93334, 93335, 93351, 93352, 93354, 93355, 93357, 93358, 93360, 93361, 93363, 93364, 93366 and 93367)

Repeal paragraph (a), wherever occurring.        

7          Schedule 2 (items 93301, 93302, 93304, 93305, 93307, 93308, 93310, 93311, 93331, 93332, 93334, 93335, 93351, 93352, 93354, 93355, 93357, 93358, 93360, 93361, 93363, 93364, 93366 and 93367)

Repeal paragraph (b), substitute (wherever occurring):

(b)  the person is referred by a medical practitioner working in general practice, a psychiatrist or a paediatrician who makes a written record of the need for additional mental health treatment services; and