Health Insurance (Gippsland and South Eastern New South Wales Mobile MRI Service) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 1)

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Health Insurance (Gippsland and South Eastern New South Wales Mobile MRI Service) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 1)
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I, RICHARD BARTLETT, Delegate of the Minister for Health and Ageing, make this Determination under subsection 3C (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.
Dated 27 April 2012

 
RICHARD BARTLETT
FIRST ASSISTANT SECRETARY
MEDICAL BENEFITS DIVISION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING
1.               Name of Determination
This Determination is the Health Insurance (Gippsland and South Eastern New South Wales Mobile MRI Service) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 1).
2.               Commencement
This Determination commences on 1 May 2012. 
3.               Amendment of Health Insurance (Gippsland and South Eastern New South Wales Mobile MRI Service) Determination 2009
The Schedule amends the Health Insurance (Gippsland and South Eastern New South Wales Mobile MRI Service) Determination 2009.
SCHEDULE                   AMENDMENTS
[1]          Section 1, Name of determination
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(Gippsland and South Eastern New South Wales Mobile MRI Service)
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(Gippsland and South Eastern New South Wales Mobile MRI Service and Rockhampton, Bundaburg and Gladstone Mobile MRI Service)
[2]          Subsection 4(1), Interpretation, eligible provider
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Medicare Australia CEO
insert
Chief Executive Medicare
[3]          Subsection 4(1), Interpretation, funding agreement
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[4]          Subsection 4(1), Interpretation, before item
insert
LSPN means a location specific practice number allocated under section 23DZQ of the Act.
[5]          Subsection 4(1), Interpretation, after definition of relevant service
insert
RIL funding agreement means the funding agreement between Regional Imaging Pty Ltd [ABN 81 095 630 792] and the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Health and Ageing as in force on 31 December 2011.
[6]          Subsection 4(2), Interpretation, paragraph (c)
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time; and
insert
time.
[7]          Section 5, Circumstances where this Determination applies
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5            Circumstances where this Determination applies
(1)   This Determination applies to a relevant service provided where the following circumstances apply:
(a)          in respect of items 63002 to 63483, where the service is performed pursuant to a request that is in accordance with subsection (2); and
(b)          where the service is performed pursuant to the funding agreement; and
substitute
5            Circumstances where this Determination applies – Gippsland and South Eastern New South Wales Mobile MRI services
(1)   This Determination applies to a relevant service provided using mobile diagnostic imaging equipment that has as its base for mobile diagnostic imaging the Latrobe Regional Hospital, Princes Highway Traralgon West, Victoria 3844 where the following circumstances apply:
(a)          in respect of items 63002 to 63483, where the service is performed pursuant to a request that is in accordance with subsection (2); and
(b)          where the service is performed pursuant to the RIL funding agreement; and
[8]          After Section 5
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Section 5AA     Circumstances where this Determination applies –Rockhampton, Bundaburg and Gladstone Mobile MRI services
(1)   This Determination applies to a relevant service provided using mobile diagnostic imaging equipment that has as its base for mobile diagnostic imaging the Mater Misericordiae Hospital Rockhampton, Ward St Rockhampton , Queensland 4700, where the following circumstances apply:
(a)          in respect of items 63002 to 63483, where the service is performed pursuant to a request that is in accordance with subsection (2); and
(b)          the service is:
(i) both:
(A) performed under the professional supervision of an eligible provider who is available to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination including, if necessary, by personal attendance on the patient; and
(B) reported by an eligible provider; or
(ii) performed in emergency; and
(c)                    the equipment is operated at a location mentioned in the Table; and
(d)          the equipment used to perform the service is a General Electric Signa Echo Speed with Excite with a magnet strength of 1.5 Tesla and is mounted on a specifically built semi-trailer.
(2)   The request referred to in paragraph (1)(a) must:
(a)                    be made by a practitioner who is a specialist, consultant physician or dental practitioner; and
(b)                    be made in writing; and
(c)                    identify the clinical indications for the service.
(3)   For paragraph (1)(c), the operation of equipment at a location includes the operation of the equipment within the grounds of the location.
Table
Item
Location

1
Mater Misericordiae Hospital Gladstone
50 Rossella St
Gladstone QLD 4680

2
Friendly Society Private Hospital 
19 – 23 Bingara St
Bundaberg QLD 4670

3
Mater Misericordiae Hospital Rockhampton
Ward St
Rockhampton QLD 4700

[9]          Section 5A, Bulk billing incentive
substitute
Paragraph 1.2.5A(1)(a) of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the diagnostic imaging services table shall have effect as if the reference to “a service that is mentioned in an item in Division 2.5 of the table” in that clause included a reference to a service mentioned in an item in the Schedule to this Determination.
 
Note
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