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HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1973 - SECT 82A

Meaning of prescribed pattern of services

  (1)   The circumstances in which services are rendered or initiated by a practitioner constitute a prescribed pattern of services if they are circumstances prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section.

  (2)   The circumstances prescribed may relate to services of a particular kind or description that are rendered or initiated by:

  (a)   practitioners in a particular profession; or

  (b)   an identified group or groups of practitioners in a particular profession.

  (3)   The circumstances prescribed may include the rendering or initiation of more than a specified number of services, or more than a specified number of services of a particular kind, on each of more than a specified number of days during a period of a specified duration.


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