Family Tax Benefit (Meeting the Health Check Requirement) Determination 2011

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Family Tax Benefit (Meeting the Health Check Requirement) Determination 2011
 
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
I, JENNY MACKLIN, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, make this Determination under subsections 61A(5) and (7) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.
Dated                              30th June                         2011
 
J Macklin
 
Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
1          Name of Determination
            This Determination is the Family Tax Benefit (Meeting the Health Check Requirement) Determination 2011.
2          Commencement
            This Determination commences on the day after registration.
Part 1 – Preliminary
3          Interpretation
In this Determination:
Social Security Act means the Social Security Act 1991.
Family Assistance Act means the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.
4          Specified period
            For the purposes of section 5 and subparagraph 7(c)(ii), the specified period is the period that commences on the day the child turns 3 years and ends at the end of the last day of the second income year after the income year in which the child turns 4 years.
Note:    For income year — see subsection 3(1) of the Family Assistance Act.
Part 2 – Health check requirement
5          Health check requirement
The health check requirement for a child is that the child meets one of the following requirements:
            (a) the child has undergone, within the specified period, an age appropriate health check provided under a State or Territory program and conducted by a suitably qualified health professional;
            (b) the child has undergone, within the specified period, a health check provided under the Medicare Benefits Schedule which includes the required assessments and examinations set out in section 6;
            (c)  the child has undergone, within the specified period, a health check in another country which is conducted by a suitably qualified health professional which includes the required assessments and examinations set out in section 6.
6          Assessments and examinations for certain children
            For paragraphs 5(b) and 5(c), the required assessments and examinations are:
            (a) height and weight (plot and interpret growth curve and calculate Body Mass Index); and
            (b) eyesight; and
            (c)  hearing; and
            (d) oral health (teeth and gums); and
            (e) toileting; and
            (f)  allergies.
Part 3 – Classes of children taken to meet the health check requirement
7          Classes of children taken to meet the health check requirement
A child who is a member of one of the following classes is taken to meet the health check requirement:
 
            (a) the class of children, each member of which is a child in respect of whom another person was receiving a carer payment or carer allowance under the Social Security Act at any time from the beginning of the income year in which the child turned 4 years to the end of the second income year after the income year in which the child turned 4 years;
 
            (b) the class of children, each member of which is a child qualified for a health care card under subsection 1061ZK(3) of the Social Security Act at any time from the beginning of the income year in which the child turned 4 years to the end of the second income year after the income year in which the child turned 4 years;
 
            (c)  the class of children, each member of which is a child who:
 
(i)   has been assessed by a registered medical practitioner as having a severe disability or a severe medical condition; and
(ii)  has undergone, within the specified period, an assessment suitable to their needs, conducted by a suitably qualified health professional.
Note:    For receiving — see subsection 3(1) of the Family Assistance Act.

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