Premium Support Scheme Amendment 2012

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2012L01366

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Premium Support Scheme Amendment 2012
 
I, TANYA JOAN PLIBERSEK, Minister for Health, make this instrument under subsection 43 (1) of the Medical Indemnity Act 2002.
Dated twentieth June 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanya Plibersek
Minister for Health
 
 
 
Contents
 
Part 1                   Preliminary                                                                                            3
1.           Name of instrument [Note 1]                                                                    3
2.           Commencement                                                                                      3
3.           Amendment of the Premium Support Scheme 2004                                   3
Schedule - Amendments                                                                                                    4
 
 
Part 1        Preliminary
1.      Name of instrument [Note 1]
This instrument is the Premium Support Scheme Amendment 2012.
2.      Commencement
This instrument commences on 1 July 2012.
3.      Amendment of the Premium Support Scheme 2004
The Schedule amends the Premium Support Scheme 2004.
Schedule - Amendments
[1]           Part 4, subsection 14 (1)
substitute
(1)    For an eligible member referred to in paragraph 12(1) (a), the PSS calculation is:
(a)                    for premium periods starting before 1 July 2012, 80% of the amount by which the member’s gross indemnity costs exceed the base amount; and
(b)                    for premium periods starting on or after 1 July 2012 and before 1 July 2013, 70% of the amount by which the member’s gross indemnity costs exceed the base amount; and
(c)                    for premium periods starting on or after 1 July 2013, 60% of the amount by which the member’s gross indemnity costs exceed the base amount.
[2]           Part 4, subsection 14 (3)
substitute
(3)    For a member referred to in subsection 12 (5), the base amount in subsection (1) is zero and the PSS calculation is:
(a)                        for premium periods starting before 1 July 2012, 80% of the member’s gross indemnity costs; and
(b)                       for premium periods starting on or after 1 July 2012 and before 1 July 2013, 70% of the member’s gross indemnity costs; and
(c)                        for premium periods starting on or after 1 July 2013, 60% of the member’s gross indemnity costs.
[3]           Part 9, subsection 47 (2) and paragraph 47 (3) (a)
Omit ‘an employee authorised by the Medicare Australia CEO’, insert ‘a Departmental employee (within the meaning of the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973) authorised by the Chief Executive Medicare’.
[4]           Part 9, subsection 47 (4)
Omit ‘An employee of Medicare Australia’, insert ‘A Departmental employee (within the meaning of the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973)’.
[5]           Further amendments – Medicare Australia CEO
The following provisions are amended by omitting each mention of ‘Medicare Australia CEO’ and inserting ‘Chief Executive Medicare’:
·         section 5
·         subparagraph 8 (1) (b) (ii)
·         paragraph 8 (2) (b)
·         subsection 11 (3)
·         note to subsection 11 (3)
·         subsection 11 (5)
·         paragraph 13 (1) (b)
·         paragraph 13 (1) (f)
·         note to subsection 13 (1)
·         paragraph 13 (2) (b)
·         note to subsection 13 (2)
·         subsection 13 (3)
·         subsection 26 (1)
·         subsection 26 (4)
·         subsection 27 (1)
·         paragraph 27 (1) (d)
·         paragraph 27 (1) (e)
·         subsection 27 (2)
·         subsection 27 (3)
·         subsection 28 (1)
·         subsection 28 (2)
·         subsection 28 (4)
·         subsection 28 (5)
·         section 31
·         subsection 32 (1)
·         subsection 33 (1)
·         subsection 34 (1)
·         subsection 34 (2)
·         section 35
·         subsection 36 (1)
·         subsection 36 (2)
·         section 37
·         section 38
·         subparagraph 40 (a) (iv)
·         subparagraph 40 (b) (i)
·         paragraph 43 (5) (c)
·         subsection 43 (6)
·         section 44
·         section 45
·         paragraph 47 (1) (a)
·         paragraph 47 (1) (d)
·         heading to section 48
·         section 48
·         subsection 49 (1)
·         subsection 49 (2)
·         paragraph 50 (a)
·         paragraph 50 (b)
·         section 51
·         note to section 52
 
Notes
1.       This instrument amends the Premium Support Scheme 2004, as amended by the Premium Support Amendment Scheme 2005 (No. 1), the Premium Support Amendment Scheme 2006 (No. 1) and the Premium Support Amendment Scheme 2007