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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C Midwife and Nurse Practitioner Services) Determination 2020 to introduce new item 73826 and to clarify that a service under items 73826 to 73837 is considered a prescribed pathology service.
Administered by: Health
Registered 16 Sep 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Oct-2021
Tabled Senate18-Oct-2021
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Health Insurance (Section 3C Midwife and Nurse Practitioner Services) Amendment Determination 2021

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

Dated   14 September 2021

Travis Haslam

Acting 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 Midwife and Nurse Practitioner Services) Determination 2020

 


1  Name

                        This instrument is the Health Insurance (Section 3C Midwife and Nurse Practitioner Services) Amendment 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

1 November 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                Note:        This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 Midwife and Nurse Practitioner Services) Determination 2020

1 Part 3

Insert (below Clause 18)

19.     Application of items 73826 to 73837

Section 7 of the Health Insurance (Prescribed Pathology Services) Determination 2021 shall have effect as if the services specified in items 73826 to 73837 of Schedule 2 Part 1 were also specified in that section.

20.      Limitation of item 73826

Item 73826 does not apply to a service provided to a patient who has already been provided, in the last 12 months, 4 other services to which any of the following apply:

(a)      item 73826;

(b)      item 66551;

(c)      item 73812 of the Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – HbA1c Point of Care Testing) Determination 2021.

 

2 Schedule 2, Part 1 (above item 73828)

Insert:

 

73826

Quantitation of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) performed by a participating nurse practitioner in the management of established diabetes when performed:

(a)     as a point‑of‑care test;

(b)     by a nurse practitioner who works in a general practice that is accredited against the point of care testing accreditation module under the National General Practice Accreditation Scheme; and

(c)      using a method and instrument certified by the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP), if the instrument has a total coefficient variation less than 3.0% at 48 mmol/mol (6.5%)

Applicable not more than 3 times per 12 months per patient

11.80