National Health (Collaborative arrangements for midwives) Amendment Determination 2013
National Health Act 1953
I, TANYA PLIBERSEK, Minister for Health and Medical Research, make this Determination under subsection 84 (1) of the National Health Act 1953.
Dated 15 July 2013
Minister for Health and Medical Research
Part 1 Preliminary
1 Name of determination
This determination is the National Health (Collaborative arrangements for midwives) Amendment Determination 2013.
This determination commences immediately after the commencement of the Health Insurance Amendment (Midwives) Regulations 2013.
This determination is made under the National Health Act 1953.
Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1 ― Amendments
National Health (Collaborative arrangements for midwives) Determination 2013
1 Paragraph 5(1)(a)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
(a) an arrangement under which the midwife:
(i) is employed or engaged by one or more obstetric specified medical practitioners, or by an entity that employs or engages one or more obstetric specified medical practitioners; or
(ii) has an agreement, in writing, with an entity, other than a hospital, that employs or engages one or more obstetric specified medical practitioners;
2 At the end of subsection 5(1)
; (e) an arrangement mentioned in section 8 for the midwife.
3 At the end of section 5
(5) To avoid doubt, a collaborative arrangement may involve a specified medical practitioner who is in private practice or in the public sector.
4 After section 7
8 Arrangement—midwife credentialed for a hospital
(1) For subsection 5(1)(e), in relation to a hospital, an eligible midwife is:
(a) credentialed to provide midwifery services after successfully completing a formal process to assess the midwife’s competence, performance and professional suitability; and
(b) given clinical privileges for a defined scope of clinical practice for the hospital; and
(c) permitted to provide midwifery care to his or her own patients at the hospital.
(2) The hospital must employ or engage one or more obstetric specified medical practitioners.