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HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1973 - SECT 21A

Common form of undertaking by eligible midwife

  (1)   The Minister may approve a common form of undertaking to be given by an eligible midwife who wishes to become a participating midwife under this Act.

  (2)   The common form of undertaking is to make provision for any matters that the Minister thinks appropriate.

  (3)   Without limiting the generality of subsection   (2), the common form of undertaking may make provision for any of the following matters:

  (a)   the kinds of service to which the undertaking relates;

  (b)   a specification of the premises at which the eligible midwife provides services of a kind to which the undertaking relates;

  (c)   an assurance by the eligible midwife that the fee to be charged by him or her for a service that is covered by an item that is expressed to relate to a service provided by a participating midwife will not, except in the circumstances specified in the undertaking in accordance with paragraph   (d), exceed the appropriate fee stated in the item;

  (d)   increases of specified amounts in the maximum fee that may be charged under paragraph   (c) in respect of services provided in circumstances specified in the undertaking.

  (4)   A common form of undertaking approved under subsection   (1) is a legislative instrument.

  (5)   The Minister may, by legislative instrument, vary a common form of undertaking under subsection   (1).


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