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This instrument amends multiple instruments to extend the temporary COVID-19 telehealth and telephone items, including for mental health treatment services, until 30 June 2021, and the temporary COVID-19 pathology testing items until 31 December 2021.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was registered at 3.56 pm (by legal time in the Australian Capital Territory) on 19 March 2021.
Registered 19 Mar 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Mar-2021
Tabled Senate11-May-2021
To be repealed 12 Aug 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Extend Cessation Date of Temporary COVID-19 Items) Determination 2021

I, Paul McBride, delegate of the Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following Determination.

Dated               18 March 2021

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  Schedules............................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1 – Amendments..................................................................... 2

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – COVID-19 Telehealth and Telephone Attendances) Determination 2020........................................................... 2

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

Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – COVID‑19) Determination 2020           2

 

 


1  Name

                        This instrument is the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Extend Cessation Date of Temporary COVID-19 Items) Determination 2021.

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

Immediately after registration

 

                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  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 1 – Amendments

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – COVID-19 Telehealth and Telephone Attendances) Determination 2020

1 Section 4

Omit ’31 March 2021’, substitute ’30 June 2021’.

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

2 Section 4, paragraph (a)

Omit ’31 March 2021’, substitute ’30 June 2021’.

Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – COVID‑19) Determination 2020

3 Section 3

Omit ’31 March 2021’, substitute ’31 December 2021’.