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Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2009

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5956- Revised



The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2009



(1)     Clause 2, page 1 (lines 7 and 8), omit the clause, substitute:

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act 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




1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.


2.  Schedule 1

1 January 2010


3.  Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.


Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.



(2)     Page 19 (after line 16), at the end of the bill, add:

Schedule 2—Amendment relating to disallowance of medical services items

Health Insurance Act 1973

1  At the end of section 4


             (3)  If an item in a table of medical services prescribed in accordance with subsection (1) is disallowed under section 42 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 , the corresponding item, if any, in the previous regulations is taken to apply in place of the disallowed item from the time of disallowance.

             (4)  In subsection (3):

corresponding item means:

                     (a)  the item in the previous regulations with the same item number; or

                     (b)  if no item satisfies paragraph (a)—the item in the previous regulations covering the same medical services;

as the disallowed item.

previous regulations means the regulations that were in force immediately prior to the commencement of the disallowed item.

2  Application

The amendment made by this Schedule applies in relation to any disallowance after 26 October 2009 of an item in a table of medical services prescribed in accordance with subsection 4(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 .

 [disallowance of medical services item to revive former item]