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HEALTH INSURANCE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (GENERAL MEDICAL SERVICES TABLE AND OTHER MEASURES) REGULATION 2014 (SLI NO 149 OF 2014) - SCHEDULE 1A

Transitional provisions

Note:       See section 7.

Part 1    Amendments made by the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (General Medical Services Table and Other Measures) Regulation 2014

   

1   Medical practitioners in Prevocational General Practice Placements Program before 1 January 2015

             (1)  This clause applies to a medical practitioner who, immediately before 1 January 2015, was undertaking a placement in general practice as part of the Prevocational General Practice Placements Program administered by General Practice Education and Training Limited (ACN 095 433 140).

             (2)  Despite the amendments made by Part 8 of Schedule 1 to the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (General Medical Services Table and Other Measures) Regulation 2014 , the medical practitioner is taken to be a general practitioner (within the meaning of clause 1.1.1A of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this regulation) until the end of the period of the placement (including any extensions of the placement).

             (3)  This Part is repealed on 30 June 2015.

Health Insurance Regulations 1975

28  Subregulation 2(1)

Insert:

"Health Department" means the Department administered by the Minister responsible for administering these regulations.

29  Subregulations 27(9) and (10)

Repeal the subregulations.

30  After regulation 31

Insert:

32   Transitional provision--amendments made by the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (General Medical Services Table and Other Measures) Regulation 2014

             (1)  This regulation applies if:

                     (a)  immediately before 1 January 2015, a medical practitioner:

                              (i)  was enrolled in, or undertaking, the Australian General Practice Training Program or the Prevocational General Practice Placements Program; and

                             (ii)  was registered on the Register of Approved Placements in relation to the Program; and

                     (b)  on or after 1 January 2015, the medical practitioner stops being enrolled in, or undertaking, the program.

             (2)  For paragraph 3GB(1)(c) of the Act, the medical practitioner's name must be removed from the Register of Approved Placements.

             (3)  This regulation is repealed on 30 June 2015.

31  Part 2 of Schedule 5 (cells at table items 1 to 5, column headed "Body")

Repeal the cells, substitute:

 

Health Department

32  Part 2 of Schedule 5 (table items 6 and 7)

Repeal the items, substitute:

 

6

Health Department

Australian General Practice Training Program

33  Part 2 of Schedule 5 (table item 13)

Repeal the item.



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