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1982 No. 145 States (Tax Sharing and Health Grants) Regulations (Amendment) - REG 2

2. After regulation 3 of the States (Tax Sharing and Health Grants)
Regulations the following regulation is inserted: Levels of charges

"3A. (1) A reference in this regulation to a compensable patient shall be read
as a reference to an in-patient of a public hospital who-

   (a)  is receiving hospital treatment within the meaning of the Health
        Insurance Act in the course of the treatment of, or as a result of, an
        injury or a disease; and

   (b)  has received, or may receive, in respect of that injury or disease, a
        payment by way of compensation or damages (including a payment in
        settlement of a claim for compensation or damages) under the law that
        is or was in force in a State or internal Territory, being a payment
        the whole or a part of the amount of which is intended to provide in
        full for any hospital expenses incurred, or likely to be incurred
        (whether or not by the patient), in the course of the treatment of, or
        as a result of, that injury or disease.



"(2) For the purposes of paragraph (3) (a), a single room shall be taken to be
a shared room if the patient requested to be accommodated in a shared room but
is instead, for medical reasons, accommodated in a single room.



"(3) For the purposes of section 12 of the Act, the following levels of
charges are specified:

   (a)  in the case of an in-patient, not being a compensable patient or a
        person (other than a compensable patient) who is to be taken to be a
        public patient for the purposes of sub-section 20 (1) of the Act-

        (i)    in relation to each State before 1 September 1981-$50 per day
               for a shared room and $75 per day for a single room; and

        (ii)   in relation to each State on or after 1 September 1981-$80 per
               day for a shared room and $110 per day for a single room;

   (b)  in the case of a person other than an in-patient, not being a person
        who is to be taken to be a public patient for the purposes of
        sub-section 20 (1) of the Act-

        (i)    in relation to Victoria before 1 September 1981-$10 per service
               provided; and

        (ii)   in relation to each State on or after 1 September 1981-$15 per
               service provided;

   (c)  in the case of a compensable patient, not being a person who is to be
        taken to be a public patient for the purposes of sub-section 20 (1) of
        the Act, in relation to each of the following States before 1
        September 1981-

        (i)    New South Wales-$117 per day;

        (ii)   Victoria-$101 per day;

        (iii)  Western Australia-$83 per day; and

        (iv)   Northern Territory-$66 per day;

   (d)  in the case of a compensable patient, not being a person who is to be
        taken to be a public patient for the purposes of sub-section 20 (1) of
        the Act, in relation to each of the following States on or after 1
        September 1981-

        (i)    New South Wales-$140 per day;

        (ii)   Victoria-$164 per day;

        (iii)  Queensland-$131 per day;

        (iv)   Western Australia-$173 per day; and

        (v)    Northern Territory-$189 per day.".



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