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Health Insurance Amendment (90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme) Bill 2008

Schedule 1 Amendments relating to the 90 day pay doctor cheque scheme


Health Insurance Act 1973

1  Subsections 20(3) and (4)

After “general practitioner” (wherever occurring), insert “, specialist or consultant physician”.

2  At the end of section 20


             (6)  Subsections (3) to (5) do not apply in relation to a professional service rendered by or on behalf of a specialist or consultant physician, unless the claim for medicare benefit in respect of the service has been made electronically in the manner prescribed by the regulations.

3  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to professional services rendered on or after the day on which this Schedule commences.