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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Determination 2014 to introduce an exceptional circumstances provision to allow patients to access items 10955, 10957 or 10959 more than once in 3 months if there has been significant change in their clinical condition or care circumstance.
Administered by: Health
Registered 04 Nov 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Nov-2021
Tabled Senate22-Nov-2021
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Health Insurance (Section 3C – Allied Health Services) Amendment (Case Conference Exceptional Circumstance) Determination 2021

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

Dated   3 November 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 — exceptional circumstances provision............................................................ 2

 

 


1  Name

                        This instrument is the Health Insurance (Section 3C – Allied Health Services) Amendment (Case Conference Exceptional Circumstance) 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

8 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                Note:        This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 — exceptional circumstances provision

Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Determination 2014

1.    Subsection 15(3)

After “months’, insert “, unless in exceptional circumstances”.

2.    After subsection 15(3)

Insert:

(3A)       For subsection (3), exceptional circumstances means there has been a significant change in the patient’s clinical condition or care circumstances that necessitates the performance of the service.