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This instrument amends the Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules 2015 and the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 to update the nursing-home type patients rates and benefits.
Administered by: Health and Aged Care
Registered 07 Sep 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Sep-2022
Tabled Senate26-Sep-2022
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Rules (No. 10) 2022

I, Brian Kelleher, delegate of the Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following Rules:

Dated                                       5 September 2022

Brian Kelleher

Assistant Secretary

Private Health Industry Branch

Medical Benefits Division
Health Resourcing Group

Department of Health and Aged Care

 


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments—Nursing-home type patient contribution                    1

Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules 2015                                                        1

Schedule 2—Amendments—Nursing-home type patient minimum accommodation benefit    2

Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011                                                     2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Rules (No. 10) 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.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument.

20 September 2022.

20 September 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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 section 333-20(1) of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.

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 1AmendmentsNursing-home type patient contribution

Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules 2015

1  Subsection 8A(3) (paragraph (a) of the definition of patient contribution)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

 (a) in relation to a nursing‑home type patient at a public hospital, the following amount for the State or Territory in which the hospital is located:

              (i)           Australian Capital Territory - $65.40;

              (ii)          New South Wales - $68.05;

              (iii)         Northern Territory - $68.05;

              (iv)         Queensland - $68.05;

              (v)          South Australia - $68.05;

              (vi)         Tasmania - $68.00;

              (vii)        Victoria - $68.05; and

              (viii)       Western Australia - $68.05.

Subsection 8A(3) (paragraph (b) of the definition of patient contribution)

Omit “$65.40”, substitute “$68.05”.

Schedule 2AmendmentsNursing-home type patient minimum accommodation benefit

Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011

Clause 6 of Schedule 4 (Table 1, table item dealing with New South Wales, column headed “Minimum benefit per night”)

Omit “$144.40”, substitute “$152.00”.

2  Clause 6 of Schedule 4 (Table 1, table item dealing with Northern Territory, column headed “Minimum benefit per night”)

Omit “$138.35”, substitute “$140.05”.

Clause 6 of Schedule 4 (Table 1, table item dealing with Queensland, column headed “Minimum benefit per night”)

Omit “$137.50”, substitute “$141.00”.

Clause 6 of Schedule 4 (Table 1, table item dealing with Tasmania, column headed “Minimum benefit per night”)

Omit “$156.95”, substitute “$163.25”.

Clause 6 of Schedule 4 (Table 1, table item dealing with Western Australia, column headed “Minimum benefit per night”)

Omit “$136.75”, substitute “$142.25”.

6  Clause 6 of Schedule 4 (Table 2, table item dealing with Private hospitals, column headed “Minimum benefit per night”)

Omit “$45.70”, substitute $43.05”.