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General medical services table

  (1)   The regulations may prescribe a table of medical services (other than diagnostic imaging services and pathology services) that sets out the following:

  (a)   items of medical services;

  (b)   the amount of fees applicable in respect of each item;

  (c)   rules for interpretation of the table.

Note:   See also section   4BAA (conditional specification of services in table items).

  (3)   If:

  (a)   a person renders a professional service; and

  (b)   a claim is made for an amount to be paid under this Act in respect of the service; and

  (c)   the service is specified in an item in the general medical services table; and

  (d)   the item mentions the creation (however described) of a document; and

  (e)   the document is created by the person;

the person must retain the document for the period of 2 years beginning on the day the service is rendered.

Civil penalty:   5 penalty units.

  (4)   Subsection   (3) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:   A person who wishes to rely on subsection   (4) in proceedings for a civil penalty order bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in that subsection   (see section   130H).

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