Private Health Insurance (Registration) Amendment Rules 2012
I, RICHARD MAGOR, delegate of the Minister for Health, make these Rules under item 7 of the table in section 333-20 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.
Private Health Insurance Branch
Medical Benefits Division
Department of Health and Ageing
22 May 2012
Part 1 Preliminary
1. Name of Rules 3
2. Commencement 3
3. Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Rules
2009 (No.2) 3
sCHEDULE – AMENDMENTS 4
Part 1 Preliminary
1. Name of Rules
These Rules are the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Amendment Rules 2012.
These Rules commence on the day after registration.
3. Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Rules 2009 (No.2)
The Schedule amends the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Rules 2009 (No.2).
Schedule – Amendments
 Schedule - restricted access groups for certain insurers, Item 13 of the Table
At item 13 of the Table, in Column 2, delete items 13.1 and 13.2 and substitute:
13.1. A person who is, or was, a medical practitioner, as defined in section 3 (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Commonwealth) (‘Medical Practitioner’).
13.2. A person who is, or was at any time:
(a) in one of the following categories of ‘health practitioner’, as listed in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (Qld) (whether or not registered or practising in Queensland or any other Australian State or Territory):
(ii) medical radiation;
(v) occupational therapy;
(vi) physiotherapy; and
(b) an employee of the Medical Practitioner or a Health Practitioner or an officer or employee of an incorporated practice of a Medical Practitioner or a Health Practitioner;
(c) a person studying to become a Health Practitioner as listed above in item 13.2(a) at an Australian university medical school or other educational institution;
(d) an overseas trained doctor enrolled through the Australian Medical Council (the ‘AMC’) to sit for the examinations of that Council or of one of the specialist colleges affiliated with the AMC;
(e) an officer or employee of the federal, or a state, Australian Medical Association;
(f) an officer or employee of an associated or subsidiary organisation of the federal, or a state, Australian Medical Association;
(g) an officer or employee of any federal or state association of registered medical practitioners; or
(h) an officer or employee (including contractors) of Avant Insurance Limited (ABN 82 003 707 471) or Avant Law Pty Limited (ACN 136 429 153).
1. All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See www.frli.gov.au
2. These Rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Registration) Rules 2009 (No.2), which commenced on 22 July 2009.