Health Entitlement Cards Amendment Regulations 1998

11 Interpretation
  • (1) Regulation 17 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting from paragraph (a) of the definition of the term general medical services the words regional health authority, and substituting the words Health Funding Authority.

    (2) Regulation 17 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subparagraph (i) of paragraph (c) of the definition of the term general medical services, and substituting the following subparagraph:

    • (i) Specialist medical services, which are medical services that involve the application of special skill and experience of a degree or kind that general medical practitioners as a class cannot reasonably be expected to possess:.

    (3) Regulation 17 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking the definition of the term qualifying medical services, and substituting the following definition:

    Qualifying medical services

    • (a) Means general medical services provided by a general practitioner for which the Health Funding Authority, the patient, or some other person is charged; but

    • (b) Does not include treatment paid for (in whole or in part) under the Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Act 1992:.

    (4) Regulation 17 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking the definition of the term specialist medical services.