Title Health Insurance Amendment (90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme) Bill 2008
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to health insurance, and for related purposes
Date 19-03-2008
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 42
Bill Number 2008/057
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Health and Ageing portfolio
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r2961_first/0002


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

Add:

             (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.