Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Amendment Determination 2010 (No. 2)

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Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Amendment Determination 2010 (No 2)
Health Insurance Act 1973
I, Dr Richard Bartlett, Acting First Assistant Secretary, Medical Benefits Division, Department of Health and Ageing, make this Determination under subsection 3C (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.
Dated: 6 July 2010
Signed: Richard Bartlett
DR RICHARD BARTLETT
Acting First Assistant Secretary
Medical Benefits Division
Department of Health and Ageing
 
1            Name of Determination
This Determination is the Health Insurance (Allied Health Services)
Amendment Determination 2010 (No 2).
 
2            Commencement
This Determination will be taken to take effect from 1 July 2010.
 
3            Schedule 1 - amendment of Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Determination 2009 (No. 2)
Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance (Allied Health Services)
Determination 2009 (No. 2).
 
4            Schedule 2 – transitional provisions
Items in Schedule 2 have effect according to their terms.
 
Schedule 1 - Amendments
(section 3)
 
[1]         Subsection 4(1), after definition of multidisciplinary care plan
insert
National Law means:
(a) for a State or Territory other than Western Australia - the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law set out in the Schedule to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (Qld) as it applies (with or without modifications) as a law of the State or Territory; and
(b) for Western Australia – the legislation enacted by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010 that corresponds to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.
 
[2]         Subsection 4(1), after definition of PDD treatment and management plan,
insert
Psychology Board of Australia means that body established under section 31 of the National Law.
 
[3]         Schedule 1, item 7, paragraph (a),
substitute
(a)       the person is a psychologist who is registered without limitation as a person who may provide that kind of service under the applicable law in force in the State or Territory in which the service is provided;
 
[4]         Schedule 1, item 8, paragraph (b)
substitute
(b)                  the person is a credentialled mental health nurse, as certified by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses;
 
[5]         Schedule 1, item 8, paragraph (d)
substitute
(d)      the person is a psychologist who is registered without limitation as a person who may provide that kind of service under the applicable law in force in the State or Territory in which the service is provided;
 
[6]         Schedule 1, item 9, paragraph (b)
substitute
(b)        the person is a psychologist who is registered without limitation as a person who may provide that kind of service under the applicable law in force in the State or Territory in which the service is provided and is             certified by the Australian Psychological Society as appropriately trained in non-directive pregnancy counselling;
 
[7]         Schedule 1, item 13
substitute
              A person is an allied health professional in relation to the provision of a podiatry health service if the person is registered as a person who may provide that kind of service under the applicable law in force in the State or Territory in which the service is provided.
 
[8]         Schedule 1, item 14
substitute
A person is an allied health professional in relation to the provision of a psychological therapy health service if the person:
(a)       is a psychologist who is registered without limitation as a person who may provide that kind of service under the applicable law in force in the State or Territory in which the service is provided; and
(b)      either:
(i)         is a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society (APS): or
(ii)        has been assessed by the APS as meeting the requirements for membership of that College and continues to meet those requirements; or
(iii)       is endorsed by the Psychology Board of Australia to practice in clinical psychology.
 
[9]       Schedule 1, item 15
substitute
A person is an allied health professional in relation to the provision of a psychology health service if the person is a psychologist who is registered without limitation as a person who may provide that kind of service under the applicable law in force in the State or Territory in which the service is provided.
 
Schedule 2 – Transitional provisions
(section 4)
 
[10]     A person who was an allied health professional in relation to the provision of a podiatry health service provided in the Northern Territory because of the operation of subitem 13(a)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Determination 2009 (No 2) immediately before the amendments made by Schedule 1 to this Determination is taken to be an allied health professional in relation to the provision of a podiatry health service in the Northern Territory for a period of six months from the date of commencement of this Determination.
 
[11]     A person who was an allied health professional in relation to the provision of a mental health service provided in Tasmania or the Australian Capital Territory immediately before the amendments made by Schedule 1 to this Determination is taken to be an allied health professional in relation to the provision of a mental health service in Tasmania or the Australian Capital Territory for a period of six months from the date of commencement of this Determination.

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