Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Amendment Rules 2012
I, TANYA PLIBERSEK, Minister for Health, make these Rules under item 5 of the table in section 333-20 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.
Minister for Health
Part 1 Preliminary 3
1 Name of Rules 3
2. Commencement 3
3. Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Rules 2011 3
Schedule Amendments 4
Part 1 Preliminary
1 Name of Rules
These Rules are the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Amendment Rules 2012.
These Rules commence on the day after registration.
3. Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Rules 2011
The Schedule amends the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Rules 2011 as amended.
 Part 1, Rule 4
After the definition of Act insert:
Chinese medicine practitioner means a Chinese medicine practitioner, Chinese herbal dispenser, Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, Oriental medicine practitioner or acupuncturist.
 Part 1, Rule 4
After the definition of health management program insert:
Medical radiation practitioner means a diagnostic radiographer, medical imaging technologist, radiographer, nuclear medicine scientist, nuclear medicine technologist or radiation therapist.
 Part 2, Rule 7
After subrule 7(2) insert:
(a) Despite subrule 7(1) above, if the treatment is of a kind practised by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner, Chinese medicine practitioner, medical radiation practitioner or occupational therapist who is required under the National Law to hold registration, the treatment may be provided by someone who does not hold such registration.
(b) Paragraph 3(a) above ceases to have effect on 1 January 2013.
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