Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 3)

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Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 3)1
Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 226
I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Health Insurance Act 1973.
Dated 23 November 2011
QUENTIN BRYCE
Governor-General
By Her Excellency’s Command
NICOLA ROXON
Minister for Health and Ageing
1              Name of Regulations
                These Regulations are the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 3).
2              Commencement
                These Regulations are taken to have commenced on 1 November 2011.
3              Amendment of Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2011
                Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2011.
Schedule 1        Amendments
(regulation 3)
 
[1]           After clause 1.1.1
insert
1.1.1A     Meaning of general practitioner
                In the table:
general practitioner means:
                (a)    a practitioner who is vocationally registered under section 3F of the Act; or
               (b)    a practitioner who:
                          (i)    is a Fellow of the RACGP; and
                         (ii)    participates in the quality assurance and continuing medical education program of the RACGP; and
                        (iii)    meets the RACGP requirements for quality assurance and continuing education; or
                (c)    a practitioner in relation to whom a determination is in force under regulation 6DA of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975 recognising that he or she meets the fellowship standards of the ACRRM; or
               (d)    a practitioner who is undertaking a placement in general practice that is approved by the RACGP:
                          (i)    as part of a training program for general practice leading to the award of Fellowship of the RACGP; or
                         (ii)    as part of another training program recognised by the RACGP as being of an equivalent standard; or
                        (iii)    as part of the Rural and Remote Area Placement Program administered by the ACRRM; or
                (e)    an eligible non‑vocationally recognised medical practitioner; or
                (f)    a practitioner who is undertaking a placement in general practice as part of the Pre‑vocational General Practice Placements Program administered by the ACRRM, RACGP or GPET; or
               (g)    a practitioner who is undertaking a placement in general practice as part of the Remote Vocational Training Scheme administered by Remote Vocational Training Scheme Limited.
[2]           Dictionary, definition of general practitioner
substitute
general practitioner — see clause 1.1.1A.
Note
1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.
 

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