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1996 No. 106 HEALTH INSURANCE (1995-96 GENERAL MEDICAL SERVICES TABLE) REGULATIONS (AMENDMENT) - REG 3

3. Schedule (Part 1-Rules of interpretation)
3.1 Subrule 1 (1): Insert the following definition:

"'comprehensive hyperbaric medicine facility' means a separate hospital area
that, on a 24 hour basis:

   (a)  is equipped and staffed so that it is capable of providing to a
        patient:

        (i)    hyperbaric oxygen therapy at a treatment pressure of at least
               2.8 atmospheric pressure absolute (180 kilopascal gauge
               pressure); and

        (ii)   mechanical ventilation and invasive cardiovascular monitoring
               within a multiplace chamber for the duration of the hyperbaric
               treatment; and

   (b)  is supported by:

        (i)    at least 1 specialist anaesthetist, consultant physician or
               medical practitioner who holds the Diploma of Diving and
               Hyperbaric Medicine of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine
               Society, and who is rostered and immediately available to the
               hyperbaric facility during normal working hours; and

        (ii)   a registered medical practitioner who is present in the
               hospital and immediately available to the facility at all times
               when patients are being treated at the hyperbaric facility; and

        (iii)  a registered nurse with specific training in hyperbaric patient
               care to the published standards of the Hyperbaric Technicians
               and Nurses Association, and who is present during hyperbaric
               oxygen therapy; and

   (c)  has defined admission and discharge policies;".

3.2 Subrule 10 (2): Omit "11303," and "13315,".

3.3 Subrule 10 (2): Omit "13000, 13003, 13012,", substitute "13030,".

3.4 Subrule 11 (2): Omit "11303," and "13315,".

3.5 Subrule 11 (2): Omit "13000, 13003, 13012,", substitute "13030,".

3.6 Subrule 12 (2): After "11300,", insert "11303,".

3.7 Subrule 12 (2): After "12533,", insert "13020, 13025,".

3.8 Subrule 12 (2): After "13221,", insert "13750, 13755, 13760,".

3.9 Subrule 22 (2): Omit "75200 to 75609", substitute "75150 to 75621".

3.10 Rule 29: Omit "16570", substitute "16570, 16571".

3.11 Rule 32: Omit the rule. 


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