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Registered 06 Jul 2021
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Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services ‑ General Practitioner Telehealth Services) Determination 2018

made under subsection 3C(1) of the

Health Insurance Act 1973

Compilation No. 9

Compilation date:                              1 July 2021

Includes amendments up to:            Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Section 3C General Medical and Diagnostic Imaging Services – Medicare Indexation) Determination 2021

Registered:                                         6 July 2021

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services ‑ General Practitioner Telehealth Services) Determination 2018 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 July 2021 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

1.       Name. 1

3.       Authority.. 1

4.       Definitions. 1

5.       Treatment of relevant services. 2

6.       Application of items. 2

Schedule 1 – Relevant Services.. 3

Endnotes. 4

Endnote 1—About the endnotes. 4

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key.. 5

Endnote 3—Legislation history.. 6

Endnote 4—Amendment history.. 8

 


 

1.         Name

This determination is the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services ‑ General Practitioner Telehealth Services) Determination 2018.

3.         Authority

This Instrument is made under subsection 3C(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

4.         Definitions

(1)   In this Determination:

Act means the Health Insurance Act 1973.

affected by bushfire means an adverse change in the patient’s mental health as a result of a bushfire which occurred in the 2019‑20 financial year.

relevant provisions means all provisions, of the Act and regulations made under the Act, and the National Health Act 1953 and regulations made under the National Health Act 1953, relating to medical services, professional services or items.

relevant service means a health service, as defined in subsection 3C(8) of the Act, that is specified in a Schedule.

Schedule means a Schedule to this Determination.

Note:      The following terms are defined in subsection 3(1) of the Act:

·             clinically relevant service

·             general medical services table

·             item

·             professional service

(2)   Unless the contrary intention appears, a reference in this Determination to a provision of the Act or the National Health Act 1953 or regulations made under the Act or under the National Health Act 1953 as applied, adopted or incorporated in relation to specifying a matter is a reference to those provisions as in force from time to time and any other reference to provisions of an Act or regulations is a reference to those provisions as in force from time to time.

5.         Treatment of relevant services

For subsection 3C(1) of the Act a relevant service, provided in accordance with this Determination and as a clinically relevant service, is to be treated, for the relevant provisions, as if:

(a)      it were both a professional service and a medical service; and

(b)     there were an item in the general medical services table that:

(i) related to the service; and

(ii) specified for the service a fee in relation to each State, being the fee specified in the Schedule in relation to the service.

6.         Application of items

(1)   Items 2121, 2150 and 2196 do not apply if the service is performed on an admitted patient of a hospital.

Schedule 1 – Relevant Services

 

Group A30—Medical Practitioner video conferencing consultation

Subgroup 3—Mental health and well‑being video conferencing consultation

Item

Description

Fee ($)

2121

Professional attendance by video conference by a general practitioner, lasting less than 20 minutes, for providing mental health services to a patient with mental health issues, if the patient is affected by bushfire

                45.95

2150

Professional attendance by video conference by a general practitioner, lasting at least 20 minutes, for providing mental health services to a patient with mental health issues, if the patient is affected by bushfire

                89.05

2196

Professional attendance by video conference by a general practitioner, lasting at least 40 minutes, for providing mental health services to a patient with mental health issues, if the patient is affected by bushfire

                131.10


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

/sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

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

15 October 2018 (F2018L01430)

1 November 2018

 

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Telehealth Services) Amendment Determination 2018

29 October 2018 (F2018L01498)

Sch 1 (items 1–4): 1 November 2018

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services ‑ General Practitioner Telehealth Services) Determination 2019

1 March 2019 (F2019L00226)

Sch 1 (items 1, 2): 2 March 2019 (s 2(1) item 1)

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Medicare Indexation) Amendment Determination 2019

11 April 2019 (F2019L00605)

Sch 1 (items 10–14): 1 July 2019 (s 2(1) item 1)

Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Flood Affected Areas) Determination 2019

7 June 2019 (F2019L00734)

Sch 1 (items 1, 2): 1 July 2019 (s 2(1) item 1)

Health Insurance (Section 3C – Other Medical Practitioner and Telehealth) Amendment (Australian Statistical Geography Standard) Determination 2019

23 October 2019 (F2019L01367)

Sch 3 (item 2): 1 January 2020 (s 2(1) item 4)

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Telehealth Services for Bushfires Response) Amendment Determination 2020

13 January 2020 (F2020L00019)

Sch 1 (items 1–4): 10 January 2020 (s 2(1) item 2)

Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Section 3C – Medical and Diagnostic Imaging Services) Determination 2020

29 April 2020 (F2020L00518)

Sch 1 (item 18): 1 May 2020 (s 2(1) item 1)

Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Section 3C General Medical Services – Drought Affected Areas) Determination 2020

16 June 2020 (F2020L00721)

Sch 1: 1 July 2020 (s 2(1) item 1)

Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Section 3C General Medical and Diagnostic Imaging Services – Medicare Indexation) Determination 2020

18 June 2020 (F2020L00748)

Sch 1 (items 41, 42): 1 July 2020 (s 2(1) item 1)

Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Determination 2021

1 March 2021 (F2021L00174)

Sch 2: 1 March 2021 (s 2(1) item 1)

Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Section 3C General Medical and Diagnostic Imaging Services – Medicare Indexation) Determination 2021

1 July 2021 (F2021L00426)

Sch 1 (items 316318): 1 July 2021 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Provision affected

How affected

s 2.............................................

rep LA s 48D

s 4.............................................

am F2018L01498; F2019L00226; F2019L00734; F2019L01367; F2020L00019; F2020L00721; F2021L00174

s 6.............................................

am F2018L01498; F2020L00019; F2020L00721

 

rs F2021L00174

 

ed C8

s 7.............................................

am F2018L01498; F2020L00518

 

rep F2021L00174

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1................................

am F2018L01498; F2019L00226; F2019L00605; F2019L00734; F2020L00019; F2020L00721; F2020L00748; F2021L00174; F2021L00426