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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Attendance for Assessing Patient Suitability for a COVID-19 Vaccine) Determination 2021 to amend the definition of booster dose and insert a definition for primary dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Administered by: Health and Aged Care
Registered 31 Mar 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate26-Jul-2022
Date of repeal 26 Oct 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Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Attendance for Assessing Patient Suitability for a COVID-19 Vaccine) Amendment (Definition of Booster Dose) Determination 2022

I, Nigel Murray, delegate of the Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following Determination.

Dated               30 March 2022

Nigel Murray

Assistant Secretary

Medical Benefits Division

Health Resourcing Group

Department of Health

 

 

 


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1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1— Amendments.......................................................................................................... 2

 

 


1  Name

                        This instrument is the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Attendance for Assessing Patient Suitability for a COVID-19 Vaccine) Amendment (Definition of Booster Dose) Determination 2022.

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.

 

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Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 April 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— COVID-19 vaccine amendments

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Attendance for Assessing Patient Suitability for a COVID-19 Vaccine) Determination 2021

1.    Subsection 4(1) (definition of booster dose)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

booster dose, for any particular patient, means a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that is not a primary dose.

primary dose, for any particular patient, means a dose in accordance with the primary schedule of a COVID-19 vaccine as set out in the guidance published by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) titled ‘ATAGI statement on defining 'up-to-date' status for COVID-19 vaccination’ as at 10 February 2022.