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Health Practitioner Regulation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010

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2008-2009-2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Health Practitioner Regulation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 2, page 3 (lines 16 to 18), omit subparagraph (a)(iii) of the definition of consultant physician , substitute:

                            (iii)  if that specialty is also prescribed by the regulations for the purpose of paragraph (a) of the definition of specialist —the regulations provide that the medical practitioner is a consultant physician, rather than a specialist, in relation to that specialty or is both a consultant physician and a specialist in relation to that specialty; or

[definitions of consultant physician and specialist]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 4 (lines 10 and 11), omit the item, substitute:

6  Subsection 3(1) (definition of nursing care )

Omit “registered nurse”, substitute “nurse who is covered by paragraph (a) of the definition of nurse ”.

[definition of nursing care]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 9, page 4 (lines 25 to 27), omit subparagraph (a)(iii) of the definition of specialist , substitute:

                            (iii)  if that specialty is also prescribed by the regulations for the purpose of paragraph (a) of the definition of consultant physician —the regulations provide that the medical practitioner is a specialist, rather than a consultant physician, in relation to that specialty or is both a specialist and a consultant physician in relation to that specialty; or

[definitions of consultant physician and specialist]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 14, page 5 (lines 16 to 21), omit the item, substitute:

14  Subsection 19C(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  In this section:

practitioner means:

                     (a)  a medical practitioner; or

                     (b)  a practitioner, within the meaning of section 124B, of any other kind who is registered under a law of a State or Territory as a practitioner of that kind; or

                     (c)  a health professional of any other kind who is registered under a law of a State or Territory as a health professional of that kind.

practitioner’s registration means:

                     (a)  if the practitioner is a medical practitioner—the practitioner’s registration under a law of a State or Territory as a medical practitioner; or

                     (b)  if the practitioner is covered by paragraph (b) or (c) of the definition of practitioner —the practitioner’s registration as mentioned in that paragraph.

Note:       The heading to section 19C is altered by omitting “ medical ”.

[extending coverage]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 15, page 5 (line 24), omit “medical”.

[extending coverage]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 16, page 6 (line 1), omit “medical”.

[extending coverage]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 17, page 6 (lines 5 to 10), omit the item, substitute:

17  Before subsection 19CB(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  In this section:

practitioner has the same meaning as in section 19C.

practitioner’s registration has the same meaning as in section 19C.

Note:       The heading to section 19CB is altered by omitting “ medical ”.

17A  Subsection 19CB(1)

Omit “medical”.

[extending coverage]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 21, page 6 (lines 22 to 26), omit the item, substitute:

21  Subsection 19CB(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  Unless sooner revoked, the direction has effect until the practitioner is authorised under the practitioner’s registration to render the professional service, or to render the professional service in the circumstances where the practitioner was not previously authorised to render it (as the case may be).

21A  Subsection 19CB(4)

Omit “medical” (wherever occurring).

[extending coverage]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 22, page 6 (line 27) to page 7 (line 4), omit the item, substitute:

22  Subsection 19DA(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  In this section:

deregistered practitioner means a person:

                     (a)  who was registered under a law of a State or Territory as a practitioner; but

                     (b)  who is not currently registered under a law of a State or Territory as a practitioner.

practitioner has the same meaning as in section 19C.

[extending coverage]