Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Minor & Technical Variations) Instrument 2011 (No. R34/2011)

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Australian Government
Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
 
Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Minor & Technical Variations) Instrument 2011
Instrument No. R34/2011
I, Warren Snowdon, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, pursuant to subsection 16(7) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, approve this instrument made by the Repatriation Commission.
 
Dated this      22nd        day of                   August        2011
Warren Snowdon
.................................................................................
WARREN SNOWDON
 
The Repatriation Commission, pursuant to subsection 16(6) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, varies the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Instrument No.R30 of 2006), in accordance with the Schedule.
Dated this   9th    day of                   August               2011
Ian Campbell              Shane Carmody         Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC
………………………………………………………………………………………….
IAN CAMPBELL            SHANE CARMODY      Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC
PRESIDENT                  DEPUTY PRESIDENT                          COMMISSIONER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[1]     Name of Instrument
This instrument is the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Minor & Technical Variations) Instrument 2011
 
[2]     Commencement
 
This instrument commences immediately after the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Retirement Villages and Rehabilitation Appliance Schedule) Instrument 2011,
apart from section 5, commences.
 
Note: the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Retirement Villages and Rehabilitation Appliance Schedule) Instrument 2011, apart from section 5, commences on the day after the day it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
 
[3]     Transitional
 
(a)     Where, under the Principles, a person has lodged a claim with Medicare Australia, or had some other dealing with Medicare Australia, before the commencement of this instrument, but on the commencement of this instrument the claim or dealing had not been finalised, then on the commencement of this instrument the claim or dealing is taken to have been made or entered into under the Principles as varied by this instrument as if Medicare Australia had been the Department of Human Services.
 
(b)     Where, under the Principles, and on or after 1 July 2011 and before this instrument commences, a person purportedly lodged a claim with Medicare Australia, or had some other dealing purportedly with Medicare Australia, then on the commencement of this instrument the claim or dealing is taken to have been made or entered into with the Department of Human Services.
 
Note 1: a person includes a health care provider, an entitled person, the Commission or the Department.
Note 2: a term used in [3], including in the Notes, that is defined in the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006
under the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 has the same meaning it has in the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006.
Note 3: 1 July 2011 is when the Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011 commenced.  This Act, among other things, transferred the functions of Medicare Australia to the Department of Human Services.
 
                                Schedule
 
Part A (Notes for Provider Variations)
 
1.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (definitions)
 
omit the following definitions:
 
“Notes for Allied Mental Health Care Providers”
“Notes for Chiropractors”
“Notes for Diabetes Educators”
“Notes for Dietitians”
“Notes for Exercise Physiologists”
“Notes for Local Dental Officers”
“Notes for Occupational Therapists”
“Notes for Osteopaths”
“Notes for Physiotherapists”
“Notes for Podiatrists”
“Notes for Providers”
“Notes for Providers of Optometric Services / Dispensers of Optical Appliances”
“Notes for Social Workers”
“Notes for Speech Pathologists”
 
insert the following definitions:
 
“allied health provider” means a category of provider mentioned in the Table in 7.1A.1.
 
“Notes for Allied Health Providers” means the document approved by the Secretary to the Department entitled “Notes for Allied Health Providers”, and in force on the date in Schedule 1, that sets out the terms on which, and the conditions subject to which, an allied health provider is to provide treatment to an entitled person in order for the Commission to accept financial responsibility for that treatment.
 
2.      Paragraph 3.5.1(1) (Financial responsibility)
 
Paragraph (a)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Chiropractors
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(b)(Chiropractors))
 
Paragraph (b)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Local Dental Officers
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(c)(as section 2(c) affects dentists))
 
Paragraph (c)
 
after:
 
Principles
 
insert:
 
and the Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(c)(as section 2(c) affects dental prosthetists))
 
Paragraph (d)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Local Dental Officers
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(c)(as section 2(c) affects dental specialists, including as dentists))
 
Paragraph (e)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Diabetes Educators
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(d)(Diabetes Educators)
 
Paragraph (f)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Dietitians
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(e)(Dietitians)
 
Paragraph (g)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Exercise Physiologists
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(f)(Exercise Physiologists)
 
Paragraph (ia)
 
omit:
 
the Notes for Allied Mental Health Care Providers, as they affect a neuropsychologist
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(a)(as section 2(a) affects a neuropsychologist)
 
omit the note.
 
Paragraph (ja)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Occupational Therapists
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(g)(Occupational Therapists)
 
Paragraph (j)
 
omit:
 
“Notes for Allied Mental Health Care Providers”, as they affect an occupational therapist (mental health)
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(a)(as section 2(a) affects occupational therapists (mental health))
 
Paragraph (k)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Providers of Optometric Services/Dispensers of Optical Appliances
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(h)(as section 2(h) affects optical dispensers))
 
Paragraph (l)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Providers of Optometric Services/Dispensers of Optical Appliances
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(h)(as section 2(h) affects optometrists))
 
Paragraph (m)
 
after:
 
Principles
 
insert:
 
and the Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(h)(as section 2(h) affects orthoptists))
 
Paragraph (n)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Osteopaths
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(i)(Osteopaths)
 
Paragraph (p)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Physiotherapists
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and section 2(j)(Physiotherapists)
 
Paragraph (q)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Podiatrists
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(k)( Podiatrists)
 
Paragraph (ra)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Allied Mental Health Care Providers, as they affect a clinical psychologist (including as a psychologist)
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(a)(as section 2(a) affects clinical psychologist (including as a psychologist))
 
Paragraph (r)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Allied Mental Health Care Providers, as they affect a psychologist (other than as a clinical psychologist)
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(a)(as section 2(a) affects psychologists (other than as a clinical psychologist))
 
Paragraph (sa)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Social Workers
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(a)(as section 2(a) affects social workers (other than as a social worker (mental health))
 
Paragraph (s)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Allied Mental Health Care Providers, as they affect a social worker (mental health)
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(a)(as section 2(a) affects social workers (mental health))
 
Paragraph (u)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Speech Pathologists
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(l)(Speech Pathologists))
 
 
3.      Paragraph 5.1.1
 
omit:
 
and, in the case of a dentist, also provided in accordance with the terms and conditions in the document entitled Notes for Local Dental Officers.
 
substitute:
 
and in accordance with the Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(c)(as section 2(c) affects a dental prosthetist, dentist or dental specialist, as the case may be))
 
4.      Paragraph 5.1.2 (the Note)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Local Dental Officers
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers
 
5.      Paragraph 5.4.1(d)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Local Dental Officers
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers
 
6.      Paragraph 7.1.1(2)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Providers
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers
 
7.      Paragraph 7.1A.1 (including the Table)
 
omit, substitute:
 
7.1A.1        In order for the Commission to accept financial responsibility for treatment provided to an entitled person by a health care provider in an item (denoted by a number) in Column A below, the treatment must have been provided in accordance with the section of the Notes for Allied Health Providers for that item in Column B below, as that section relates to the health care provider:
 
Column A                                                            Column B
 
 
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers
 

 
Provider Type
General section
Provider specific section

1
Chiropractors
Section 1 - General Information
Section 2(b) – Chiropractors

2
Clinical Psychologists

Section 2(a) – Allied Mental Health Care Providers

3
Dentists, Dental Specialists & Dental Prosthetists

Section 2(c) – Dentists, Dental Specialists and Dental Prosthetists

4
Diabetes Educators

Section 2(d) - Diabetes Educators

5
Dietitians

Section 2(e) – Dietitians

6
Exercise Physiologists

Section 2(f) – Exercise Physiologists

7
Neuropsychologists

Section 2(a) – Allied Mental Health Care Providers

8
Occupational Therapists

Section 2(g) – Occupational Therapists

9
Occupational Therapists – Mental Health

Section 2(a) – Allied Mental Health Care Providers

10
Optometrists, Orthoptists & Optical Dispensers

Section 2(h) - Optometrists, Orthoptists & Optical Dispensers

11
Osteopaths

Section 2(i) – Osteopaths

12
Physiotherapists

Section 2(j) – Physiotherapists

13
Podiatrists

Section 2(k) – Podiatrists

14
Psychologists

Section 2(a) – Allied Mental Health Care Providers

15
Social Workers

Section 2(a) – Allied Mental Health Care Providers

16
Social Workers – Mental Health

Section 2(a) – Allied Mental Health Care Providers

17
Speech Pathologists

Section 2(l) – Speech Pathologists

 
 
8.      Paragraph 7.4.1
 
omit:
 
Notes for Providers of Optometric Services /Dispensers of Optical Appliances
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(h)(as section 2(h) affects optometrists))
 
9.      Paragraph 7.4.2(b)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Providers of Optometric Services /Dispensers of Optical Appliances
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(h)(as section 2(h) affects optometrists and optical dispensers))
 
10.    Paragraph 11.4.1(d)
 
omit:
 
Notes for Providers of Optometric Services /Dispensers of Optical Appliances
 
substitute:
 
Notes for Allied Health Providers (Section 1 General Information and Section 2(h)(as section 2(h) affects optometrists and optical dispensers))
 
re-arrange paragraphs in 11.4.1 consecutively.
11.    Schedule 1 (Dates For Incorporated Documents)
 
omit, substitute:
 
 
SCHEDULE 1 DATES FOR INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS
 
 
The date for :
 
          1.       Notes for Local Medical Officers (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
2.       Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fee Schedules for Medical Services (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
3.       Notes for Allied Health Providers (paragraphs 3.5.1 and 7.1A.1);
 
4.       Optometrist Fees for Consultation (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
5.       DVA Schedule of Fees Orthoptists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
6.       Pricing Schedule for visual aids (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
7.       The fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (commonly known as DSM-IV) (paragraph 2.4.2A);
         
8.       Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dentists and Dental Specialists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
9.       Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dental Prosthetists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
          10.     Chiropractors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
11.     Diabetes Educators Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
12.     Dietitians Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
 
13.     Exercise Physiologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
 
14.     Occupational Therapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
 
15.     Osteopaths Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
 
16.     Physiotherapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
 
17.     Psychologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
 
18.     Podiatrists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
19.     Social Workers Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
20.     Clinical Counsellors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
21.     Speech Pathologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
22.     Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs      Classification System and Schedule of Item Numbers and Fees — Community Nursing Services;
 
23.     Notes for Coordinated Veterans' Care Program Providers;
 
24.     Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National Guidelines (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
25.     RAP National Schedule of Equipment (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
is 10 August 2011.
 
 
                                    Part B (Miscellaneous Variations)
 
1.      Paragraph 4.7.3
 
omit, substitute:
 
4.7.3  Prior approval is not required when a LMO, other GP or medical specialist refers an entitled person to a medical specialist for diagnostic imaging or pathology services not requiring admission and the medical specialist direct bills the Department of Human Services at 100 per cent or less of the fee set out in the Medicare Benefits Schedule as full settlement of the account for the service rendered.
 
 
 
Part C (Medicare Australia variations)
 
 
1.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (Definitions)
 
“clinical psychologist”
 
Paragraph (a)
 
omit:
 
“by Medicare Australia”
 
Paragraph (b)
 
omit:
 
“Medicare Australia”
 
substitute:
 
the Department of Human Services
 
“Health Insurance Commission”
 
omit.
 
“LMO”
 
Paragraph (b)
 
omit:
 
“by Medicare Australia”
 
the Note
 
omit:
 
“Medicare Australia”
 
substitute:
 
the Department of Human Services
 
“Medicare Australia”
 
omit.
 
“neuropsychologist”
 
omit:
 
“Medicare Australia”
 
substitute:
 
the Department of Human Services
 
“occupational therapist”
 
omit:
 
“by Medicare Australia”
 
“occupational therapist (mental health)”
 
Paragraph (a)
 
omit:
 
“by Medicare Australia”
 
Paragraph (b)
 
omit:
 
“Medicare Australia”
 
substitute:
 
the Department of Human Services
 
“other GP”
 
Paragraph (b)
 
omit:
 
“by Medicare Australia”
 
“provider number”
 
omit, substitute:
 
“provider number” means the number:
 
(a)   allocated by:
 
(i)    the Chief Executive Medicare or by his or her delegate or by a person authorised by the Chief Executive Medicare — to a practitioner; or
 
(ii)   the Chief Executive Officer of Medicare Australia under the Medicare Australia Act 1973 — to a practitioner; and
 
(b)   which identifies the practitioner and the places where the practitioner practises his or her profession.
 
Note: see regulation 2 of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975. 
 
"psychologist”
 
omit:
 
“by Medicare Australia”
 
“social worker (mental health)”
 
Paragraph (a)
 
omit:
 
“by Medicare Australia”
 
Paragraph (b)
 
omit:
 
“Medicare Australia”
 
substitute:
 
the Department of Human Services
 
2.      Paragraph 1.4.1 (Definitions)
 
insert:
 
“Chief Executive Medicare” has the meaning it has in the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973.
 
            “Department of Human Services” means the Department administered by the Minister administering the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973.
 
“medicare benefit” has the meaning it has in the Health Insurance Act 1973.
 
“medicare program” has the meaning it has in the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973.
 
3.      Paragraph 3.4.4
 
omit:
 
Medicare
 
substitute:
 
the Department of Human Services as a medicare benefit
 
4.      Paragraph 3.4.5
 
omit:
 
Medicare
 
substitute:
 
the Department of Human Services as a medicare benefit
 
5.      Paragraph 3.4.6
 
omit, substitute:
 
3.4.6  The Commission will not pay or reimburse the Medicare levy or the Medicare levy surcharge or pay or reimburse health insurance fund premiums.
 
Note: see the Medicare Levy Act 1986 for the Medicare levy and Medicare levy surcharge.
 
5A.   Paragraph 3.5.2 (Note 2)
 
after:
 
office of the Department in Australia
 
insert:
 
, the Department of Human Services
 
6.      Paragraph 3.5.3 (a)
 
omit, substitute:
 
(a)   services that have been paid for, wholly or partly, by the Department of Human Services, as a medicare benefit, or by a health insurance fund; or
 
7.      Paragraph 4.1.3
 
omit:
 
          Medicare Australia
 
substitute:
 
          Department of Human Services
 
8.      Paragraph 4.3.2 (c )
 
          omit:
 
          Medicare Australia
 
          substitute:
 
          Department of Human Services
 
9.      Paragraph 4.8.1(g)
 
          omit, substitute:
 
(g) services that have been paid for, wholly or partly, by the Department of Human Services, as a medicare benefit, or by a health insurance fund; or
 
10.    …
 
11.    …
 
12.    Paragraph 7.4.4
 
omit:
 
Medicare Australia
 
substitute:
 
the Department of Human Services
 
13.    Paragraph 7.4.5
 
omit:
 
Medicare Australia
 
substitute:
 
the Department of Human Services
 
14.    Paragraph 7.5.1
 
omit:
 
to whom the Health Insurance Commission has given a provider number
 
substitute:
 
who has a provider number
 
15.    Paragraph 7.6.1
 
omit:
 
(to whom the Health Insurance Commission has given a provider
number.Error! Reference source not found.)
 
substitute:
 
who has a provider number
 
16.    Paragraph 7.6.3
 
omit:
 
(to whom the Health Insurance Commission has given a provider number)
 
substitute:
 
who has a provider number
 
17.    Paragraph 7.6A.1(c)
 
omit, substitute:
 
(c) the diabetes educator has a provider number.
 
18.    Paragraph 7.7.1
 
omit:
 
to whom the Health Insurance Commission has given a provider number
 
substitute:
 
who has a provider number
 
19.    …
 
20.    Paragraph 12.2 (heading)
 
omit, substitute:
 
12.2  Treatment under Medicare Program
 
 
21.    Paragraph 12.2.1
 
omit:
 
Medicare
 
substitute:
 
a medicare program
 
22.    Paragraph 12.2.2
 
omit:
 
          Medicare arrangements
 
substitute:
 
a medicare program
 
omit, second occurring:
 
Medicare
 
substitute:
 
the MBS
 
23.    Paragraph 12.2.3
 
omit:
 
Medicare benefit
 
substitute:
 
medicare benefit
 

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