Accident Insurance (Insurer's Liability to Pay Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2001

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Accident Insurance (Insurer's Liability to Pay Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2001


Note

These regulations are administered in the Department of Labour.


Pursuant to section 402 of the Accident Insurance Act 1998, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Nurses' costs
  • Regulation 12 of the principal regulations is amended by adding the following subclauses:

    • (3) If the insured is given both a treatment and a more comprehensive treatment at the same visit, the insurer is liable to pay only the cost of the more comprehensive treatment.

    • (4) If the insured is given 2 or more separate treatments at the same visit, the insurer is liable to pay—

      • (a) the amount specified in the Schedule for the more or most expensive treatment the insured is given; and

      • (b) 50% of the amount specified in the Schedule for each other treatment the insured is given.

4 Schedule amended
  • The Schedule of the principal regulations is amended by revoking items 171 to 177, and substituting the items set out in the Schedule.


Schedule
Schedule of principal regulations amended

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171Debride (including cleaning) wound (initial consultation only)23.95
172Closure of wound up to 5 cm17.20
173Closure of wound greater than 5 cm, but less than 10 cm26.80
174Closure of wound 10 cm or more36.35
175Set and plaster (including fibreglass)/splint fracture finger/toe19.15
176Set and plaster (including fibreglass)/splint fracture wrist/arm114.75
177Set and plaster (including fibreglass)/splint fracture ankle/leg162.55

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Accident Insurance (Insurer's Liability to Pay Cost of Treatment) Regulations 1999 (the principal regulations).

The regulations clarify the descriptions for some items in the Schedule, relating to wound and fracture care. The amounts payable for each of the amended items has not changed.

The regulations also clarify that practice nurses under regulation 12 should also be subject to limitations on multiple procedures, as are registered medical practitioners under regulations 10(3) and (4).


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 December 2001.


  • 1 SR 1999/104