Continence Aids Payment Scheme Variation 2011 (No. 2)

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Continence Aids Payment Scheme Variation 2011 (No.2)1
National Health Act 1953
I, MARK BUTLER, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, make this Instrument under section 12 of the National Health Act 1953.
Dated          9th February 2011
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
1              Name of Instrument
                This Instrument is the Continence Aids Payment Scheme Variation 2011 (No.2).
2              Commencement
                This Instrument commences on the day after it is registered.
3              Variation of Continence Aids Payment Scheme 2010
                Schedule 1 varies the Continence Aids Payment Scheme 2010.
Schedule 1        Variations
(section 3)
[1]           Subsection 4(1), except the note
 (1)       The eligibility criteria for a person to participate in this Scheme are        that the person:
(a)          suffers from permanent and severe incontinence:
(i)         caused by an eligible neurological condition; or
(ii)        caused by an eligible other condition and the person has a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or entitlement, whether as a primary cardholder or a dependant of a cardholder; or
(iii)       caused by an eligible other condition and the person has a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card or entitlement, whether as a primary cardholder or a dependant of a cardholder; and
(b)       is an Australian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of those terms in the Australian Citizenship Act 2007; and
(c)       is not ineligible because of subsection (2).
[2]           After subsection 4(2)
 (3)   For a person who:
        (a)        is eligible to participate in this Scheme under                                                 subparagraph 4(1)(a)(iii); and
        (b)        meets the other eligibility criteria for participation in this                              Scheme; and
        (c)        applied to participate in this Scheme between 1 July 2010                            and the commencement of the Continence Aids Payment                           Scheme Variation 2011 (No.2);
        the CAPS payment is the amount calculated in accordance with section      9 with effect from the date of application.
(4)    Subsection (3) applies, even if the person’s application was rejected,           provided that the person would have been eligible to participate in this        Scheme if subparagraph 4(1)(a)(iii) had been in effect at that time.
[3]           Schedule
Part 1 – Eligible neurological condition
Category 1             SPINA BIFIDA and SYRINGOMYELIA
                                Arnold-Chiari Syndrome
                                Caudal Regression Syndrome
                                Developmental Cord Disorder
                                Malformation of Spinal Cord
                                Sacral Agenesis
                                Spinal Agenesis
                                Spinal Cord Congenital Abnormality
                                Spinal Dysraphism
                                Spinal Hemangioma
                                Vater Syndrome/Vacterl Syndrome
Category 2             CEREBRAL PALSY
                                Dystonic Cerebral Palsy
                                Hereditary Spastic Paralysis
                                Spastic Quadriplegia
Category 3             INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
                                2-Hydroxyglutaric Aciduria
                                Agenesis of Corpus Callosum
                                Alpers Disease
                                Angelman Syndrome
                                Apert Syndrome
                                ATRX Syndrome
                                Bardot Biedl Syndrome
                                Batten Disease
                                Beare-Stevenson Syndrome
                                Cats Cry Syndrome/Cri Du Chat Syndrome
                                CDKL5 Gene Mutation
                                Cerebral Migration Disorders
                                Charge Syndrome
                                Chime Syndrome
                                Chromosomal Abnormalities/Disorders
                                Chromosome 1 Deletion
                                Chromosome 13q Deletion Syndrome
                                Chromosome 15q Duplication Syndrome
                                Chromosome 18q Deletion Syndrome
                                Chromosome 1p36 Deletion Syndrome/Mono 1p36
                                Chromosome 22 Ring
                                Chromosome 2q Deletion Syndrome
                                Chromosome 6 Ring Syndrome
                                Chromosome 8 Abnormality
                                Chromosome 9p Deletion Syndrome
                                Chromosome 9q Deletion Syndrome
                                Chromosome Xp Duplication
                                Cockayne Syndrome
                                Coffin-Lowry Syndrome
                                Cognitive Impairment
                                Cohen Syndrome
                                Congenital Hydrocephalus
                                Congenital Neurological Infections
                                Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
                                Costello Syndrome
                                Cowden Disease
                                Developmental Delay
                                Developmental Delay associated with Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome
                                Down Syndrome/Trisomy 21
                                Dravet Syndrome
                                Edwards Syndrome/Trisomy 18
                                Fragile X Syndrome
                                Fumarase Deficiency
                                GLUT1-DS Condition
                                Glutaric Aciduria Type 1
                                Goldenhar’s Syndrome
                                Hunter Syndrome
                                Hurler-Scheie Syndrome
                                Incomplete Corpus Callosum/Aicardi Syndrome
                                Inversion Duplication of Chromosome 8
                                Jacobsen Syndrome/11q Chromosome Deletion
                                Joubert Syndrome
                                Kabuki Syndrome
                                Langer-Gideon Syndrome
                                Lawrence Moon Biedel Syndrome
                                Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
                                Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
                                Lowe Syndrome
                                Maple Syrup Urine Disease
                                Menkes Syndrome
                                Mitochondrial Deficiency
                                Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency
                                Mowat-Wilson Syndrome
                                Mucolipidosis IV
                                Myotonic Dystrophy (Type 1)
                                Neonatal Hypoxia
                                Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease
                                Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
                                OHDO Syndrome
                                Opitz Trigonocephaly Syndrome
                                Ohtahara Syndrome
                                Ouvrier Syndrome
                                Pallister-Killian Mosaic Syndrome
                                Periventricular Leukomalacia
                                Peroxisome Biogenesis Disorder
                                Phelan McDermid Syndrome/22q 13 Deletion Syndrome
                                Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia
                                Prader-Willi Syndrome
                                Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency/Leigh's Disease
                                Rare Congenital Neurological Syndromes and Conditions
                                Rasmussen's Disease
                                Rett Syndrome
                                Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome
                                Sensory Integration Disorder/Dysfunction
                                Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome
                                Smith-Magenis Syndrome
                                Sotos Syndrome
                                Sturge-Weber Syndrome
                                Subcortical Band Heterotopia
                                Translocation of Chromosome 2
                                Translocation Trisomy 5/18
                                Trisomy 10
                                Trisomy 13
                                Trisomy 20p
                                Trisomy 47
                                Trisomy 4p
                                Trisomy 9
                                Tuberous Sclerosis
                                Turner Syndrome
                                Urea Cycle Defect
                                Valproate Embryopathy
                                Velocardiofacial Syndrome
                                West Syndrome
                                Williams Syndrome
                                Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
                                X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy
                                Young-Simpson Syndrome
Category 4             PARAPLEGIA and QUADRIPLEGIA
                                Spinal Cord Compression
                                Spinal Cord Infarction
                                Spinal Damage
                                Transverse Myelitis
                                Acquired Brain Injury
                                Adhesive Arachnoiditis
                                Alcoholic Encephalopathy
                                Alzheimer's Disease
                                Ascending Polyneuropathy
                                Autonomic Neuropathy Disease
                                Basal Ganglia Infarction
                                Benign Meningioma
                                Brown-Sequard Syndrome
                                Cauda Equina Lesion
                                Cerebral Abscess (Cryptococcus)
                                Cerebral Aneurysm
                                Cerebral Anoxia
                                Cerebral Toxoplasmosis
                                Cerebral Tumour
                                Cerebrovascular Disease
                                Chronic Hypoxia
                                Chronic Inflammatory Demyelination Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
                                Cortical-Basal Ganglionic Degeneration
                                Developmental/Motor Dyspraxia
                                Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy
                                Diabetic Neuropathic Bladder
                                Dorsal Pontine Band Syndrome
                                Focal Cerebral Degeneration
                                Glioblastoma Multiforme
                                Glioblastoma of Spine
                                Hepatic Encephalopathy
                                Hypoxic Brain Damage
                                Inoperable Neurogenic Incontinence
                                Intracerebral Haemorrhage
                                Korsakoff’s Syndrome
                                Leuco Posterior Encephalopathy
                                Lewi Body Disease
                                Malignant Meningioma
                                Metastatic Carcinoma with Neurological Syndrome
                                Multiple Systems Atrophy
                                Nemaline Myopathy
                                Picks Disease
                                Pilocytic Astrocytoma
                                Primary Dystonia (case by case)
                                Progressive Systemic Sclerosis
                                Sacral Neuroplexy
                                Sacral Plexopathy
                                Schizophrenia (Catatonic)
                                Spinal Canal Disease
                                Spinal Chordoma
                                Spinal Ependymoma
                                Spinal Sacral Chordoma
                                Spinal Tumour
                                Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
                                Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
                                Subdural Haematoma
                                Vascular Dementia
                                Alexander Disease
                                Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
                                Ataxia Telangiectasia
                                Cauda Equina Syndrome
                                Cervical Canal Stenosis
                                Cervical Myelopathy
                                Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
                                Cytochrome C Oxidase Deficiency
                                Dejerine-Sottas Disease
                                Demyelinating Neuropathy
                                Demyelination of White Matter
                                Fahr's Disease
                                Friedreich’s Ataxia
                                Guillain Barre Syndrome
                                Huntington Chorea/Disease
                                Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy
                                Idiopathic Axonal Neuropathy
                                Kugelberg-Welander Syndrome
                                Machado Joseph Disease
                                Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
                                Mitochondrial Myopathy with Encephalopathy
                                Morquio Syndrome
                                Motor Neurone Disease
                                Multiple Sclerosis
                                Muscular Dystrophy
                                Myoneural Disorders
                                Neuroaxonal Dystrophy
                                Neurofibromatosis NF
                                Neurogenic Bowel
                                Niemann-Pick Disease Type C
                                Pallister-Hall Syndrome
                                Parkinson Disease
                                PEHO Syndrome (Progressive encephalopathy with oedema, hypsarrhythmia and optic atrophy)
                                Pelizaeus Merzbacher Disease
                                Primary Lateral Sclerosis
                                Progressive Supranuclear Palsy/Steele Richardson Syndrome
                                Sanfilippo Syndrome
                                Sarcoidosis of the Brain
                                Shy-Drager Syndrome
                                Spinal Cord Syndrome
                                Spinal Degeneration
                                Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1
                                Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2
                                Spinocerebellar Degeneration
                                Stiff-Mans Syndrome
                                Striato-Nigral Degeneration
                                Vascular Myelopathy
                                Wallerian Degeneration of White Matter
                                Wilson's Disease
                                Atonic Bladder/Hypotonic Bladder
                                Bladder Exstrophy
                                Bladder Innervation Urgency
                                Cloacal Exstrophy
                                Cystocele (not suitable for surgery)
                                Dysfunctional Voiding
                                Dystonic Bladder
                                Ectopia Vesica
                                Hirschsprung's Disease
                                Linear Sebaceous Nevus Genetic
                                Myasthenia Gravis
                                Neurogenic Bladder
                                Neuronal Intestinal Dysplasia
                                Neuropathic Bladder
                                Post Bladder Surgery
                                Prostatectomy with nerve removal
                                Prune Belly Syndrome
                                Pudendal Nerve Palsy
                                Radical Prostatectomy
                                Schmidli Autonomic Neuropathy
                                Slow Transit Constipation
                                Smooth Muscle Myopathy
                                Sphincter Deficiency
                                Spinal Stenosis
Part 2 – Eligible other condition
Category 8             OTHER
                                Anal Carcinoma
                                Anal Fistula
                                Anorectal Malformation
                                Anterior Prolapse
                                Bilateral Nephrostomy Tubes
                                Bladder Cancer
                                Bladder Instability
                                Bladder Muscle Dysfunction
                                Bladder Neck Dysfunction
                                Bladder Neck Fibrosis
                                Bladder Prolapse
                                Bowel Cancer
                                Bowel Prolapse
                                Cervical Cancer
                                Chronic Urinary Retention
                                Congenital Epispadias
                                Detrusor Instability
                                Detrusor Overactivity
                                Enterocutaneous Fistula
                                Faecal Incontinence Post-Colectomy
                                Hypertonic Bladder
                                Imperforate Anus
                                Irradiated Rectum/Radiation Proctitis
                                Metastatic Ovarian Carcinoma
                                Post Ileorectal Anastomosis
                                Post Ileal J Pouch Anastomosis
                                Posterior Urethral Valve Syndrome
                                Prostate Cancer
                                Prostate Disease
                                Rectal Prolapse
                                Rectal Ulcer Syndrome
                                Severe Ulcerative Proctitis
                                Spastic Bladder
                                Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
                                Urethral Stenosis
                                Urinary Fistula
                                Uterine Cancer
                                Uterine Prolapse
                                Vaginal Prolapse
                                Vesico-Vaginal Fistula
                                Vulva Cancer
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