Health Sector (Transfers) Act 1993

25 Regulations
  • (1) The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, in accordance with the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations for all or any of the following purposes:

    • (a) prescribing the maximum amounts that persons or classes of persons specified in the regulations may charge in respect of any health services or disability services specified in the regulations for which payments are made by purchasers, being maternity, immunisation, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, or other services for which the amounts that could be charged were limited by any Act or regulations on the day before the day on which this section comes into force:

    • (b) defining classes of services or persons for the purposes of any regulations made under this section, which classes may be defined by reference to such criteria, circumstances, or matters as are specified in the regulations, including, but not by way of limitation, the income of the persons:

    • (c) prescribing transitional and savings provisions relating to the coming into force of section 24; and, without limiting the generality of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, any such regulations may provide that, together with such amendments or additions (if any) as are specified in the regulations, specified provisions of this Act shall not apply during a specified transitional period, or specified provisions of Part 2 of the Social Security Act 1964, or of the enactments specified in Part 3 or Part 4 of Schedule 5 of this Act shall continue to apply, in respect of any specified persons or class of persons.

    (2) Before making any recommendation that regulations be made under subsection (1)(a), the Minister shall consult as to the principal contents of the proposed regulations with such persons, or representatives of the persons or classes of persons to be specified in the regulations, as the Minister thinks fit.