Veterans’ Affairs (Treatment Principles – Provision of Falls Prevention Items) Amendment Instrument 2014

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Australian Government
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
 
Veterans’ Affairs (Treatment Principles – Provision of Falls Prevention Items) Amendment Instrument 2014
Instrument 2014 No.R107/MRCC107
 
 
I, Michael Ronaldson, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, as required by subsection 90(5) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), subsection 286(3) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) and subsection 16(7) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 (APBNT(T)A), approve:
 
(a) under the VEA — the making by the Repatriation Commission of the legislative instrument in Schedule 1.
(b) under the MRCA — the making by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission of the legislative instrument in Schedule 2.
(c) under the APBNT(T)A — the making by the Repatriation Commission of the legislative instrument in Schedule 3.
 
Dated this                          18   day of December                             2014
Michael Ronaldson
MICHAEL RONALDSON
 
The Repatriation Commission (RC) makes the legislative instrument in Schedule 1 under subsection 90(4) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) and makes the legislative instrument in Schedule 3 under subsection 16(6) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 (APBNT(T)A).
The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC) makes the legislative instrument in Schedule 2 under subsection 286(2) the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA).
 
Dated this  4th                          day of December                             2014
 
The Seals of the                                                              )
Repatriation Commission and                                        )
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission) SEAL
were affixed hereto in the                                                ) SEAL
presence of:                                                                      )
 
 
 
Simon Lewis                                                    Jennifer Collins                                          Major General Mark Kelly
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SIMON LEWIS                                    JENNIFER COLLINS                              Major General Mark Kelly
                                                                                                                                                          AO DSC
RC PRESIDENT/MRCC CHAIR                                                                 RC COMMISSIONER/MRCC MEMBER
                                      A/RC DEPUTY PRESIDENT/MRCC MEMBER
 
 
 
Rear Admiral Robyn Walker                             Kylie Emery                                Air Vice-Marshall Anthony Needham
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REAR ADMIRAL ROBYN WALKER   Ms Kylie Emery   Air Vice-Marshal Anthony Needham
                       AM RN                                                                                                                     AM
             MRCC MEMBER                             MRCC MEMBER                                   MRCC MEMBER
                                                                                                               

 

 
Name
 
[1]  This instrument is the Veterans’ Affairs (Treatment Principles – Provision of Falls Prevention Items) Amendment Instrument 2014.
 
Commencement
 
[2]  This instrument commences on 6 February 2015.
 
Transitional
 
[3] If, before the commencement of this instrument, an entitled person, or a person on the entitled person’s behalf, requested the Repatriation Commission or the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to accept financial responsibility for  treatment comprised of the provision of an aid or appliance to the entitled person:
 
(a) under paragraph 11.9 of the Treatment Principles under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, including the Treatment Principles as applied under the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006; or
(b) under paragraph 11.9 of the MRCA Treatment Principles under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004;
 
as the case may be, and on the commencement of this instrument the request had not been determined, the request is to be determined, as the case requires, by reference to:
 
(a) the Treatment Principles under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, including as the Treatment Principles are applied under the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006; or
(b) the MRCA Treatment Principles under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004; or
(c) the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006, under the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006;
 
as varied by this instrument.
 
In this section:
 
·         entitled person has the meaning it has in the Treatment Principles, the MRCA Treatment Principles or the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006, as the case requires;
·         Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission is the body established under section 361 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004;
·         MRCA Treatment Principles means the legislative instrument of that name made by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission under section 286(1)(a) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004;
·         Treatment Principles means the legislative instrument of that name made by the Repatriation Commission under section 90(1) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986;
·         Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 means the legislative instrument of that name made by the Repatriation Commission, comprised of modifications to the Treatment Principles under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, under section 16 of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006;
·         Repatriation Commission is the body continued in existence by section 179 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.
 
 
Schedule 1
 
The Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. R52) is varied in accordance with Part A.
Note: the reference to “Part A” in Part A does not form part of the instrument in Part A.
 
 
Part A
 
Variations to the Treatment Principles
 
1.      Paragraph 2.2.8 (including the heading and the note)
 
substitute:
 
No Overseas Veterans' Home Care
 
2.2.8  The Commission will not accept financial liability for the provision overseas of treatment under the Veterans' Home Care Program.
 
2.      Paragraph 11.9 (including 11.9.1 – 11.9.8)
 
omit.
 
3.      Schedule 1
 
substitute:
 
 
SCHEDULE 1 DATES FOR INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS
 
 
The date for :
 
                   1.       Notes for Local Medical Officers (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
                   2.       Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fee Schedules for Medical   Services (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   3.       Notes for Allied Health Providers (paragraphs 3.5.1 and       7.1A.1);
 
                   4.       Optometrist Fees for Consultation (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   5.       DVA Schedule of Fees Orthoptists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   6.       Pricing Schedule for visual aids (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
7.       The fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (commonly known as DSM-V) (paragraph 2.4.2A);
                  
                   8.       Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dentists and Dental        Specialists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   9.       Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dental Prosthetists         (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   10.     Chiropractors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   11.     Diabetes Educators Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   12.     Dietitians Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   13.     Exercise Physiologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   14.     Occupational Therapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   15.     Osteopaths Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   16.     Physiotherapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   17.     Psychologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   18.     Podiatrists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   19.     Social Workers Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   20.     Clinical Counsellors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   21.     Speech Pathologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   22.     Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs      Classification System and Schedule of Item Numbers and         Fees — Community Nursing Services (paragraph 6A.4.2(b));
 
                   23.     Notes for Coordinated Veterans' Care Program Providers      (Part 6A);
 
                   24.     Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National     Guidelines (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
                   25.     RAP National Schedule of Equipment (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
                   26.     Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Services   (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellors (OPC) Provider        Notes (paragraph 1.4.1 and 7.1A.1);
 
                   27.     Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service    (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellors (OPC) Schedule of    Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
                   28.     General information about VVCS – Veterans and Veterans   Families Counselling Service (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
                   29.     Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists & General        Practitioners through the Medical Benefits Schedule       Initiative
 
                             http://www.health.gov.au/internet/mentalhealth/publishing.n          sf/Content/better-access-through-mbs-1;
 
                   30.     Gold Card (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
                   31.     White Card (paragraph 1.4.1).
 
is 6 February 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
Schedule 2
 
The MRCA Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. MRCC53) is varied in accordance with Part A.
 
Note: the reference to “Part A” in Part A does not form part of the instrument in Part A.
 
Part A
 
Variations to the MCRA Treatment Principles
 
1.      Paragraph 2.2.8 (including the heading and the note)
 
substitute:
 
No Overseas MRCA Home Care
 
2.2.8  The Commission will not accept financial liability for the provision overseas of treatment under the MRCA Home Care Program.
 
2.      Paragraph 11.9 (including 11.9.1 – 11.9.8)
 
omit.
 
3.      Schedule 1
 
substitute:
 
SCHEDULE 1 DATES FOR INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS
 
 
The date for :
 
1.       Notes for Local Medical Officers (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
2.       Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fee Schedules for Medical Services (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
3.       Notes for Allied Health Providers (paragraphs 3.5.1 and 7.1A.1);
 
4.       Optometrist Fees for Consultation (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
5.       DVA Schedule of Fees Orthoptists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
6.       Pricing Schedule for visual aids (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
7.       Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dentists and Dental        Specialists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
8.       Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dental Prosthetists         (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
9.       Chiropractors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
10.     Diabetes Educators Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
11.     Dietitians Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
12.     Exercise Physiologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
13.     Occupational Therapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
14.     Osteopaths Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
15.     Physiotherapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
16.     Psychologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
17.     Podiatrists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
18.     Social Workers Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
19.     Clinical Counsellors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
20.     Speech Pathologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
21.     Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs Classification System and Schedule of Item Numbers and Fees — Community Nursing Services (paragraph 6A.4.2(b));
 
22.     Notes for Coordinated Veterans' Care Program Providers (Part 6A);
 
23.     Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National Guidelines (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
24.     RAP National Schedule of Equipment (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
25.     Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Services (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellors (OPC) Provider Notes (paragraph 1.4.1 and 7.1A.1);
 
26.     Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellors (OPC) Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
27.     General information about VVCS – Veterans and Veterans   Families Counselling Service (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
28.     Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists & General Practitioners through the Medical Benefits Schedule Initiative:
 
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/mentalhealth/publishing.nsf/Content/better-access-through-mbs-1;
 
29.     Gold Card (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
30.     White Card (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
is 6 February 2015.
 
 
 
Schedule 3
 
The Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Instrument 2013 No. R54) is varied in accordance with Part A.
Note : the reference to “Part A” in Part A does not form part of the instrument in Part A.
 
 
Part A
 
Variation to the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006
 
1.      Item 59.     Schedule 1
 
substitute:
 
59.     Schedule 1
 
substitute:
 
 
SCHEDULE 1 DATES FOR INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS
 
The date for :
 
1.       Notes for Local Medical Officers (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
2.      Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fee Schedules for Medical Services (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
3.      Notes for Allied Health Providers (paragraphs 3.5.1 and 7.1A.1);
 
4.       Optometrist Fees for Consultation (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
5.       DVA Schedule of Fees Orthoptists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
6.       Pricing Schedule for Visual Aids (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
          7.       Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dentists and Dental Specialists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
8.      Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dental Prosthetists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
          9.       Chiropractors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
10.    Diabetes Educators Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
11.     Dietitians Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
12.    Exercise Physiologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
13.    Occupational Therapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
14.     Osteopaths Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
15.     Physiotherapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
16.     Psychologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
17.     Podiatrists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
18.     Social Workers Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
19.    Clinical Counsellors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
20.    Speech Pathologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
21.    Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs Classification System and Schedule of Item Numbers and Fees — Community Nursing Services;
 
22.    Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National Guidelines (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
23.    RAP National Schedule of Equipment (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
24.    White Card (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
is 6 February 2015.
 
 
 
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