Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Miscellaneous Amendments) Instrument 2013 (No. R8/2013)

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Australian Government
Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
 
Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Miscellaneous Amendments) Instrument 2013
 
Instrument 2013 No. R8
 
 
I, Warren Snowdon, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, pursuant to subsection 16(7) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, approve this instrument made by the Repatriation Commission.
Dated this   14      day of                   June  2013
Warren Snowdon
……………………….............................................
WARREN SNOWDON
 
The Repatriation Commission, pursuant to subsection 16(6) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, varies the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Instrument No.R30 of 2006), in accordance with the Schedule
Dated this 8th      day of                   May  2013
 
Ian Campbell               Shane Carmody                   Major General Mark Kelly
………………………………………………………………………………………….
IAN CAMPBELL             SHANE CARMODY                   Major General Mark Kelly
         PSM                                                                                                  AO DSC
PRESIDENT                    DEPUTY PRESIDENT                        COMMISSIONER
 
 
[1]     Name of Instrument
This instrument is the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Miscellaneous Amendments) Instrument 2013.
 
[2]     Commencement
 
(1) Subject to the following provisions, this instrument commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
 
(2) Part 1 of the Schedule commences, or is taken to have commenced, on 1 July 2013.
 
(3) Part 2 of the Schedule is taken to have commenced on 14 January 2013.
 
[3]     Application
 
(1) An optical product dispenser who, immediately before the commencement of Part 1 of the Schedule to this instrument, had a current contract with the Commonwealth (as represented by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs) or the Repatriation Commission for the supply of visual aids to a person is covered by the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 in force immediately before the commencement of Part 1 of the Schedule to this instrument.
 
Note: this would mean, among other things, that if the optical dispenser in (1) proposed to supply a visual aid not covered by the contract, the optical dispenser would need to obtain the prior approval of the Repatriation Commission.
 
(2)   The variations to the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 made by Part 1 of the Schedule to this instrument do not apply to an optical dispenser who has a current contract with the Commonwealth (as represented by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs) or the Repatriation Commission for the supply of visual aids to a person.
 
 
                                Schedule
 
Note: The amendments made by this Schedule are to the provisions of the modified Treatment Principles as set out in Schedule A to the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006.
 
Part 1 Optical Dispenser Amendments
 
1.         Paragraph 1.4.1
 
insert:
“ABN (Australian Business Number)” has the meaning given by the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.
“optical dispenser”, in the case of an individual, means a person who:
 
(a) interprets optical prescriptions and fits and services optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses; and
 
(b) holds a qualification that, in the opinion of the Commission, is appropriate for the skills needed to practise optical dispensing; and
 
(c) is a member of a body established to supervise the occupation of optical dispenser; and
 
(d) holds a provider number as an optometrist, ophthalmologist, orthoptist or optical dispenser.
 
“optical dispenser”, in the case of a company, means a company that:
 
(a) holds an ABN (Australian Business Number);
 
(b) carries on a business of optical dispensing;
 
(c) employs or engages for the optical dispensing aspects of the business — an individual who is an optical dispenser.
 
“optical dispensing” means interpreting optical prescriptions and fitting and servicing optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses.
2.         Paragraph 3.2.1(s)
 
substitute:
 
(s)    provision of a visual aid to an entitled person by an optometrist or an optical dispenser that is either:
 
(i) not available to the entitled person under the DVA document entitled “Pricing Schedule for Visual Aids”, in force on the date in Schedule 1; or
 
(ii) available to the entitled person under the DVA document entitled “Pricing Schedule for Visual Aids”, in force on the date in Schedule 1, but with the stipulation that prior approval is required.
 
3.         Paragraph 3.3.2(g)
 
substitute:
 
(g)   optometrical treatment provided by an optometrist to an entitled person in accordance with these Principles and the dispensing of optical products by an optometrist (or an optical dispenser) provided that, if an optical product is dispensed, any requirement for prior approval in relation to that product imposed by 3.2.1(s) is satisfied.
 
4.        Paragraph 3.5.1(1)(k)
 
omit:
 
and the Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(h)(as section 2(h) affects optical dispensers));
 
substitute:
 
, the DVA document entitled “Pricing Schedule for Visual Aids”, in force on the date in Schedule 1, and the Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(h)(as section 2(h) affects optical dispensers));
 
5.      Paragraph 7.4.2 (c)
 
substitute:
 
(c) the DVA document entitled “Pricing Schedule for Visual Aids”, in force on the date in Schedule 1.
 
6.      Paragraph 11.4.1(c)
 
substitute:
 
(c) the DVA document entitled “Pricing Schedule for Visual Aids”, in force on the date in Schedule 1.
 
Part 2 Rehabilitation and Appliance Program Amendments
 
7.       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.       ...
         
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;
 
23.     ...
 
24.     Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National Guidelines (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
25.     RAP National Schedule of Equipment (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
 
is 1 June 2013.
 
Part 3 Miscellaneous Amendment
 
8.         Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “attendant care”)
 
omit.