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This instrument amends the Hearing Services Program (Voucher) Instrument 2019 to extend the duration of vouchers issued under the Hearing Services Administration Act 1997 from three years to five years.
Administered by: Health
Registered 09 Oct 2020
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Tabled HR19-Oct-2020
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Hearing Services Program (Voucher) Amendment Instrument (No. 2) 2020

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

Dated   6 October 2020

 

 

 

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                           2

Hearing Services Program (Voucher) Instrument 2019                                                                 2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Hearing Services Program (Voucher) Amendment Instrument (No. 2) 2020.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 July 2021.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 11(1) of the Hearing Services Administration Act 1997.

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                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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

 

Hearing Services Program (Voucher) Instrument 2019

1  Subsection 13(3)

Omit ‘3 years’, substitute ‘5 years’.

2  Subsection 13(5)

Omit ‘3 year’, substitute ‘5 year’.

3  At the end of Part 8

Add:

56  Transitional provisions relating to duration of vouchers

                   A voucher issued under this instrument that remains in force at the commencement date of the Hearing Services Program (Voucher) Amendment Instrument (No. 2) 2020 is taken to have been issued under this instrument as amended.

Note:          The Hearing Services Program (Voucher) Amendment Instrument (No. 2) 2020 extended the duration of vouchers from 3 years to 5 years. Accordingly, vouchers that were issued before the amendments commenced, but remained in force on 1 July 2021, will be valid for 5 years.