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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services - COVID-19 Telehealth and Telephone Attendances) Determination 2020 and the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical – Expansion of GP and Allied Health Mental Health Services) Determination 2020 to remove the requirement for patients to have an existing relationship with their medical practitioner to access a general practice telehealth or phone item related to mental health support services.
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Registered 21 Jul 2021
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Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Section 3C General Medical Services – Usual Medical Practitioner Exemption) Determination 2021

I, Travis Haslam, delegate of the Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following Determination.

Dated   21 July 2021

Travis Haslam

Assistant Secretary

MBS Policy and Specialist Services Branch

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

 

 


1  Name

                        This instrument is the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Section 3C General Medical Services – Usual Medical Practitioner Exemption) 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

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Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

21 July 2021

 

                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.    Subsections 8(10)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(10)      Subsection 8(8) does not apply an item listed in Subgroup 3, 10, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 39, 40 or 41 of Group A40.

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

2.    Section 5(1) (definition of patient’s usual medical practitioner)

Repeal the definition.

3.    Subsections 8(4) and 8(5)

Repeal the subsections.