Dental Benefits Amendment Rules 2012

Dental Benefits Act 2008

I, TANYA PLIBERSEK, Minister for Health, make these Rules under section 60(1) of the Dental Benefits Act 2008.

Dated             2010

Dated    29.11.2012  

TANYA PLIBERSEK

Minister for Health

1 Name of Rules

  These Rules are the Dental Benefits Amendment Rules 2012.

2 Commencement

  These Rules commence on 1 January 2013.

3 Amendment of Dental Benefits Rules 2009

  Schedule 1 amends the Dental Benefits Rules 2009.


Schedule 1 Amendment

[1] Rule 4, after definition of MRCAETS

insert

oral health therapist means a person who is registered or entitled to practice as an oral health therapist under a law of a State or Territory.

[2] Rule 6

omit (wherever occurring)

are registered with Medicare Australia

insert

have been allocated a provider number by the Chief Executive Medicare

[3] Rule 7, paragraph (a)

substitute

(a)   a dental service may be rendered on behalf of a dental provider by the following classes of persons:

(i)    dental hygienists;

(ii)      dental therapists;

(iii)   oral health therapists; and

[4] Subrules 10 (2), 10 (3) and rule 11

omit

Medicare Australia CEO

insert

Chief Executive Medicare

[5] Paragraph 10 (3) (a) and subparagraph 11 (b) (i)

omit

Medicare Australia

insert

the Department of Human Services

[6] Schedule 1, item 88000, column 3

omit

163.05

insert

166.15