Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 1)

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Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 1)1
 
I, DOUG FAWNS, delegate of the Minister for Health, make these Rules under item 3A of the table in section 333-20 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.
 
 
 
Doug Fawns
____________________________________
Doug Fawns
Assistant Secretary
Private Health Insurance Branch
Department of Health and Ageing
18 March 2013
 
 
 

 
Contents
 
 
Part 1  Preliminary    3
 
1     Name of Rules                                                                                             3
2.    Commencement 3
3.    Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011  3
 
Schedule A ― Amendments   4
Schedule B ― Amendments   5
Schedule C ― Amendments   6
 
 
Part 1        Preliminary
1           Name of Rules
These Rules are the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 1).
2.          Commencement
These Rules commence on:
(a) 20 March 2013; or
(b) if registered after 20 March 2013, the day after registration.
3.          Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011
Schedules A, B and C amend the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 as amended.
Schedule A ― Amendments
 [1]     Schedule 4, Clause 6 Minimum benefit, Table 1:
 
Delete the table and insert:
 
Public hospital: State/Territory        Minimum benefit per night
NSW                                                     $ 111.70
Northern Territory                                 $ 77.47
Queensland                                           $ 105.50  
South Australia                                      $108.00
Tasmania                                                $128.50
Victoria                                                  $113.70
ACT                                                       $107.40
Western Australia                                  $116.05
 
 
 [2]        Schedule 4, Clause 6 Minimum benefit, Table 2:
            
             Delete:
                           Private hospitals                                        $59.05
 
             Insert:
                           Private hospitals                                        $57.55
Schedule B ― Amendments
[1]         Schedule 1, Part 2 Type A procedures, Clause 6 Surgical patient, subclause (3)
 
After “32021” insert “32023”
 
After “37233” insert “37245”
 
 
[2]         Schedule 3, Part 3 Type C procedures, Clause 8 Interpretation, Category 2 Diagnostic Procedures & Investigations, D1
 
 
After “11243” insert “11244”
 
 
 
 
Schedule C ― Amendments
[1]         Schedule 5, Clause 4 Facilities, Paragraph (1)
 
Substitute
 
A hospital is a facility for the purposes of this Schedule if it is included in the list of second-tier eligible facilities approved by the Second Tier Advisory Committee existing at the time that the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 1) commence.
Notes
1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See www.comlaw.gov.au