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Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Page: 5329


Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing, upon notice, on 10 June 2009:

(1)   How many and which: (a) Acts; and (b) legislative instruments, including select legislative instruments, statutory rules and regulations, are administered within the Minister’s portfolio.

(2)   With reference to the ‘clean-up’ of redundant and potentially-redundant regulations being coordinated by the Department of Finance and Deregulation, which Acts or legislative instruments have been identified as redundant or potentially-redundant and why.


Senator Ludwig (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —The Minister for Health and Ageing has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   I am advised that the Minister representing The Attorney-General will provide in her answer a complete list of legislative instruments and Acts broken down by portfolio.

(2)   The Acts and legislative instruments identified in the ‘clean-up’ as redundant or potentially redundant which have been removed are identified in the table below. In relation to redundant and potentially redundant regulations which have not yet been removed, advice relating to these groups cannot be provided at this point in time as the instruments are still subject to policy, legal and other considerations.

Redundant Acts

Reason

Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Account Act 2001

This special account expired on 1 July 2005

 

Redundant legislative instruments

Reason

Health Insurance (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) Determination 2007

Incorporated into 2008 remake of General Medical Services Table Regulations

Health Insurance (Sacral Nerve Stimulation) Determination 2007

Incorporated into 2008 remake of General Medical Services Table Regulations

Health Insurance (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) Determination 2007

Incorporated into 2008 remake of General Medical Services Table Regulations

Health Insurance (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) Determination HS/2007

Incorporated into 2008 remake of General Medical Services Table Regulations

Health Benefits Organizations - Capital Adequacy Standard 2005

Made redundant by Private Health Insurance (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2007

Health Benefits Organizations - Interpretation Standard 2005

Made redundant by Private Health Insurance (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2007

Health Benefits Organizations - Solvency Standard 2005

Made redundant by Private Health Insurance (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2007

Health Benefits Reinsurance (Records of Organisations) Determination 1998

Made redundant by Private Health Insurance (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2007

Health Benefits Reinsurance (Trust Fund Principles) Determination 1998

Superseded by Private Health (Risk Equalisation Policy) Rules 2007

National Health (Maximum Percentage of Discounting of Contributions to Organisations) Determination 1999

Superseded by the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Health Benefits Fund Policy) Rules 2007

National Health Act 1953 - Condition of Registration pursuant to subsection 73B(1) (03/11/2005)

Superseded by the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules

National Health Act 1953 - Determination made under subsections 73AAG(6) and (7) (HIB 32/2006)

Superseded by Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirement) Rules 2007

National Health Act 1953 - Determination pursuant to subsection 5D(1) (PSO 1/2006)

Superseded by Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirement) Rules 2007

National Health Act 1953 - Determination pursuant to subsection 5D(1) (PSO 11/2005)

Superseded by Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirement) Rules 2007

National Health Act 1953 - Determination pursuant to subsection 5D(1) (PSO 3/2006)

Superseded by Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirement) Rules 2007

National Health Act 1953 - Determination pursuant to subsection 5D(1) (PSO 5/2005)

Superseded by Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirement) Rules 2007

National Health Act 1953 - Determination pursuant to subsection 5D(1) (PSO 6/2005)

Superseded by Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirement) Rules 2007

National Health Act 1953 - Determination pursuant to subsection 5D(1) (PSO 6/2006)

Superseded by Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirement) Rules 2007

National Health Act 1953 - Determination pursuant to subsection 5D(1) (PSO 8/2005)

Superseded by Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirement) Rules 2007

National Health Act 1953 - Determination pursuant to subsection 5D(1) (PSO 8/2006)

Superseded by Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirement) Rules 2007

National Health Act 1953 - Determination pursuant to subsection 5D(1) (PSO 9/2005)

Superseded by Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirement) Rules 2007