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Private Health Insurance Incentives Amendment Bill 2005
Schedule 2 Gold cards


National Health Act 1953

1  Paragraph 4(2)(a) of Schedule 2

Omit “under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 ”.

2  Subclause 4(3) of Schedule 2 (definition of gold card )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

gold card means a card that evidences a person’s entitlement to be provided with treatment:

                     (a)  in accordance with the Treatment Principles prepared under section 90 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 ; or

                     (b)  in accordance with a determination made under section 286 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 in respect of the provision of treatment.

3  Application of amendment

The amendment made by item 2 of this Schedule applies to a card held in respect of a period beginning on or after 1 July 2004.




[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 18 November 2004

Senate on 9 February 2005 ]