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Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Health and Ageing)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to validate certain actions under Part VAA, VB or VII of the Health Insurance Act 1973 , and to amend that Act, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Validation of certain acts                                                                      3

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to the Professional Services Review Scheme               5

Part 1—Prescribed pattern of services                                                                   5

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                         5

Part 2—Allied health practitioners                                                                          9

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                           9

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                         9

Division 2—Transitional and application provisions                                           11

Part 3—Meaning of service                                                                                       13

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       13

Part 4—Extension of time for certain processes                                             14

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       14

Part 5—No further action to be taken in certain circumstances             19

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       19

Part 6—Date of effect for final determinations                                             22

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       22

Part 7—Referrals to Medicare Participation Review Committee          23

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       23

Part 8—Referrals to appropriate regulatory bodies                                       26

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       26

Part 9—Disqualified practitioners                                                                         28

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       28

Part 10—Patient referrals                                                                                           29

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       29

Schedule 3—Technical amendments relating to legislative instruments 30

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       30

 



A Bill for an Act to validate certain actions under Part VAA, VB or VII of the Health Insurance Act 1973 , and to amend that Act, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Act 2012 .

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

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

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

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.