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Offence in relation to deregistered practitioner

  (1)   A deregistered practitioner, or a person acting on his or her behalf, must not render any medical service to which an item relates unless, before commencing to render that service, the practitioner, or the person acting on his or her behalf, causes to be taken such steps as are reasonable in all the circumstances to inform:

  (a)   the person to whom the service is to be rendered; or

  (b)   if that person is in the care of another person--that other person;

that a medicare benefit would not be payable in respect of the medical service if it were rendered by, or on behalf of, the practitioner.

Penalty:   1 penalty unit.

  (2)   In this section:

"deregistered practitioner" means a person who was a medical practitioner but is not currently a medical practitioner.

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