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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – COVID-19) Determination 2020, the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical – Expansion of GP and Allied Health Mental Health Services) Determination 2020 and the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services - COVID-19 Telehealth and Telephone Attendances) Determination 2020 to amend the cessation dates of the instruments and to make Government policy changes to the COVID-19 pathology services from 1 January 2022.
Administered by: Health and Aged Care
General Comments: This instrument was registered at 10:12am (by legal time in the Australian Capital Territory) on 17 December 2021.
Registered 17 Dec 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-2022
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2022
Date of repeal 08 Sep 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 (Extension of Cessation Dates and Pathology COVID-19 Services Amendments) Determination 2021

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

Dated               16 December 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— Amend Cessation Dates......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 2— Pathology COVID-19 Services............................................................................. 3

 

 


1  Name

                        This instrument is the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Extension of Cessation Dates and Pathology COVID-19 Services Amendments) 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.  Sections 1 to 4, Schedule 1.

Immediately after registration of the instrument.

 

4. Schedule 2

1 January 2022.

 

                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— Amend Cessation Dates

Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – COVID19) Determination 2020

1.    Section 3

Repeal the section, substitute:

3.  Cessation

            Unless earlier revoked this instrument ceases on 30 June 2022 at 11.59pm.

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

2.    Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4  Cessation

Unless earlier revoked this instrument ceases as if revoked on 31 December 2022 at 11.59pm.

 

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services COVID19 Telehealth and Telephone Attendances) Determination 2020

3.    Section 4

After “2021”, insert “at 11.59pm”.

 


 

Schedule 2— Pathology COVID-19 Services

Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – COVID19) Determination 2020

1.    Section 5 (definitions for aged care service, driver, heavy vehicle, Heavy Vehicle National Law and rail crew member)

Repeal the definitions.

2.    Subsection 6(1)

Omit “69476, 69477, ”.

3.    Subsections 6(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

4.    Subsection 7(1)

Omit “69476, 69477, ”.

5.    Schedule 1 (items 69476 and 69477)

Repeal the items.

6.    Schedule 1 (item 69479)

Repeal the item, substitute:

 

69479

Detection of a SARS‑CoV‑2 nucleic acid 1 or more tests if:

(a) the person is a private patient in a recognised hospital and the fee charged for the service does not exceed the schedule fee; or

(b) the person receives a bulk-billed service from a prescribed laboratory as described in 4.1 of the Pathology Services Table

42.50

7.    Schedule 1 (item 69480)

Repeal the item, substitute:

 

69480

Detection of a SARS‑CoV‑2 nucleic acid 1 or more tests if:

(a) the person is a private patient in a hospital other than a recognised hospital and the fee charged for the service does not exceed the schedule fee; or

(b) the person receives a bulk-billed service not covered by item 69479

85.00

8.    Schedule 1 (item 69501)

Repeal the item.

9.    Schedule 1 (note below the table)

Repeal the note.