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HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1973


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Interpretation  
   3AAA.   Accreditation of podiatrists  
   3AAB.   Review by Administrative Appeals Tribunal  
   3AA.    Approved pathology practitioners to ensure proper supervision of pathology services  
   3B.     Meaning of medical entrepreneur  
   3BA.    Prescribed dental patients  
   3C.     Health service not specified in an item  
   3D.     Recognition as specialists of members of certain organisations on advice from the organisation  
   3DA.    Period of section 3D recognition  
   3DB.    Alternative method of recognition as a specialist or consultant physician  
   3DC.    Period of effect of determination  
   3E.     Recognition as consultant physicians etc. of certain medical practitioners  
   3EA.    Recognised Fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners  
   3EB.    Revocation of determinations  
   3F.     Vocationally registered general practitioners  
   3G.     Removal from Register  
   3GA.    Register of Approved Placements  
   3GB.    Removal from the Register  
   3GC.    Medical Training Review Panel  
   3H.     References to RACGP may be varied  
   4.      General medical services table  
   4AAA.   Multiple general medical services  
   4AA.    Diagnostic imaging services table  
   4AB.    Multiple diagnostic imaging services  
   4A.     Pathology services table  
   4B.     Multiple pathology services  
   4BAA.   Conditional specification of services in table items  
   4BA.    Pathologist-determinable services  
   4BB.    Prescribed pathology services  
   6.      Certain persons in Australia to be treated as eligible persons etc.  
   6A.     Certain prescribed persons in Australia to be treated as eligible persons etc.  
   7.      Agreement for reciprocal treatment of visitors to Australia and other countries  
   7A.     External Territories  
   7B.     Application of the Criminal Code  

   PART II--MEDICARE BENEFITS

   8.      Interpretation  
   8A.     Minister may determine registered family is FTB(A) family  
   9.      Medicare benefits calculated by reference to fees  
   10.     Entitlement to Medicare benefit  
   10AA.   Registered families  
   10AB.   Consequences of altered family composition  
   10AC.   Safety-net--families  
   10ACA.  Extended safety-net--families  
   10AD.   Safety-net--individuals  
   10ADA.  Extended safety-net--individuals  
   10AE.   Confirmation of family composition  
   10A.    Indexation  
   10B.    Determinations for subsections 10ACA(7A) and 10ADA(8A)  
   10C.    Evaluation of the caps measures  
   14.     Medicare benefit not to exceed medical expenses incurred  
   15.     Medicare benefit in respect of 2 or more operations  
   16.     Administration of anaesthetic and assistance at operation  
   16A.    Medicare benefits in relation to pathology services  
   16B.    Medicare benefits in relation to R-type diagnostic imaging services  
   16C.    Medicare benefits in relation to diagnostic imaging services rendered in contravention of State or Territory laws  
   16D.    Medicare benefits not payable for certain diagnostic imaging services: registration  
   16E.    Medicare benefit is payable once a suspension of a registration is lifted  
   16EA.   Medicare benefits not payable for certain diagnostic imaging services: accreditation  
   16F.    Medicare benefits not payable for certain radiation oncology services  
   16G.    Medicare benefit is payable once a suspension of a registration is lifted  
   17.     Medicare benefits not payable in respect of certain medical expenses  
   18.     Medicare benefit not payable where compensation etc. payable  
   19.     Medicare benefit not payable in respect of certain professional services  
   19A.    Medicare benefit not payable in respect of services rendered in prescribed circumstances  
   19AA.   Medicare benefits not payable in respect of services rendered by certain medical practitioners  
   19AB.   Medicare benefits not payable in respect of services rendered by certain overseas trained doctors etc.  
   19ABA.  Medicare benefits not payable in respect of services rendered by doctors who breach certain contracts with the Commonwealth  
   19AC.   Reconsideration and review of decisions under subsection 19AB(3)  
   19AD.   Reports by Minister  
   19B.    Medicare benefit not payable in respect of services rendered by disqualified practitioners  
   19C.    Medicare benefit not payable where medical practitioner not authorised to render service  
   19CA.   Review of decisions  
   19CB.   Offence in relation to a medical practitioner rendering an unauthorised service  
   19CC.   Offence in relation to a medical practitioner rendering a service covered by section 19AA, 19AB or 19ABA  
   19D.    Offences in relation to disqualification of practitioner  
   19DA.   Offence in relation to deregistered practitioner  
   19DB.   Offence where approval of premises as accredited pathology laboratory has been revoked  
   20.     Persons entitled to medicare benefit  
   20A.    Assignment of Medicare benefit  
   20AA.   Security interest must not be created in medicare benefit  
   20AB.   Approved billing agents  
   20AC.   Revoking approvals of billing agents  
   20AD.   Review of decisions  
   20B.    Claims for medicare benefit  
   20BA.   Confirmation of referral to a consultant physician or specialist  
   21.     Meaning of eligible midwife  
   21A.    Common form of undertaking by eligible midwife  
   21B.    Undertaking by eligible midwife  
   21C.    Review and effect of refusal by Minister to accept undertaking by eligible midwife  
   22.     Common form of undertaking by eligible nurse practitioner  
   22A.    Undertaking by eligible nurse practitioner  
   22B.    Review and effect of refusal by Minister to accept undertaking by eligible nurse practitioner  
   23A.    Common form of undertaking by optometrist  
   23B.    Undertaking by optometrist  
   23D.    Date of effect of refusal by Minister to accept undertaking by optometrist  
   23DAA.  Review of refusal by Minister to accept undertaking by optometrist  

   PART IIA--SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO PATHOLOGY

           Division 1--Preliminary

   23DA.   Interpretation  
   23DB.   Forms of undertaking  
   23DBA.  Categories of eligible pathology laboratories  

           Division 2--Approved pathology practitioners and approved pathology authorities

   23DC.   Giving an acceptance of approved pathology practitioner undertaking  
   23DD.   Period of effect of approved pathology practitioner undertaking  
   23DDA.  Backdated undertakings  
   23DE.   Approved pathology practitioner may terminate undertaking  
   23DF.   Giving an acceptance of approved pathology authority undertaking  
   23DG.   Period of effect of approved pathology authority undertaking  
   23DGA.  Backdated undertakings  
   23DH.   Approved pathology authority may terminate undertaking  
   23DK.   Request forms and confirmation forms  
   23DKA.  Other records of pathology services  

           Division 3--Breaches of undertakings and initiation of excessive pathology services

   23DL.   Breaches of undertakings by approved pathology practitioners and approved pathology authorities  

           Division 4--Accredited pathology laboratories

   23DN.   Accredited pathology laboratories  
   23DNA.  Determination of principles for accreditation as pathology laboratory or revocation or variation of accreditation  
   23DNAAA.Backdated approvals  

           Division 4A--Specimen collection centres

   23DNBA. Grant of approval for collection centre  
   23DNBB. Identification number  
   23DNG.  Revocation of approval  
   23DNH.  Cancellation of approval  
   23DNI.  Partial refund of tax for early cancellation of approval  
   23DNJ.  Inspection of specimen collection centres  
   23DNK.  Notice that specimen collection centre is approved  
   23DNL.  Offence in relation to unapproved specimen collection centres  

           Division 5--Miscellaneous

   23DO.   Review of decisions  
   23DP.   Offences in relation to request forms and confirmation forms  

   PART IIB--SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES

           Division 1--Requests for, and records relating to, diagnostic imaging services

   23DQ.   Form etc. of requests  
   23DR.   Retention of requests etc.  
   23DS.   Other records of diagnostic imaging services  

           Division 1A--Continuing medical education and quality assurance in respect of providers of diagnostic imaging services

   23DSA.  Definitions  
   23DSB.  Approval of program  
   23DSC.  Registration of participants in approved program  
   23DSD.  Deregistration  

           Division 2--Remote area exemptions

   23DT.   Interpretation  
   23DU.   Remote areas  
   23DV.   Application for remote area exemption  
   23DW.   Request for further information  
   23DX.   Grant of remote area exemption--provision of services where requirements of subsection 16B(1) are not met  
   23DXA.  Grant of remote area exemption--stationing diagnostic imaging equipment and employees at the premises of another practitioner  
   23DY.   Restrictions on remote area exemptions under section 23DX  
   23DYA.  Restrictions on remote area exemptions under section 23DXA  
   23DZ.   Refusal of application  
   23DZA.  Commencement and duration of remote area exemption  
   23DZB.  Renewal of remote area exemption  
   23DZC.  Revocation of remote area exemption  
   23DZD.  Review of decisions  
   23DZE.  Statements to accompany notification of decisions  

           Division 4--Diagnostic Imaging Register

   23DZK.  Diagnostic Imaging Register  
   23DZL.  What is a base for mobile diagnostic imaging equipment?  
   23DZM.  What are diagnostic imaging premises?  
   23DZN.  Who may apply for registration?  
   23DZO.  Who is a proprietor?  
   23DZP.  Application procedure  
   23DZQ.  Registration  
   23DZR.  Primary information  
   23DZS.  Register may be maintained electronically  
   23DZT.  Extract of the Register to be made available on request  
   23DZU.  Minister may publish an extract of the Register on the internet  
   23DZV.  Proprietors to notify the Minister of changes to primary information  
   23DZW.  Minister may request further information  
   23DZX.  Suspension for failure to comply with a request  
   23DZY.  Cancellation for failure to provide information within 3 months after the response period  
   23DZZ.  Cancellation at the request of the proprietor  
   23DZZA. Cancellation on other grounds  
   23DZZB. Cancellation to be noted on the Register  
   23DZZC. Limits on registration after cancellation under section 23DZY or 23DZZA  
   23DZZD. Minister must invite submissions before cancelling registration  
   23DZZE. Application to Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision to cancel registration  
   23DZZF. Proprietor of unregistered premises must notify patients that medicare benefit not payable  
   23DZZG. Proprietor of unregistered base must notify patients that medicare benefit not payable  
   23DZZH. Debt recovery where proprietor fails to inform patient that premises or base not registered  
   23DZZI. Application of this Division to partnerships  

           Division 5--Diagnostic imaging accreditation

   23DZZIAA.Diagnostic imaging accreditation  
   23DZZIAB.Diagnostic Imaging Register to include accreditation status  
   23DZZIAC.Reconsideration of accreditation decisions  
   23DZZIAD.Reconsideration by Minister of accreditation decisions  
   23DZZIAE.Proprietor of unaccredited premises or base must notify patients that medicare benefit not payable  
   23DZZIAF.Debt recovery if proprietor fails to inform patient that premises or base not accredited  
   23DZZIAG.Application of this Division to partnerships  

   PART IIBA--PROHIBITED PRACTICES IN RELATION TO PATHOLOGY SERVICES AND DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES

           Division 1--Preliminary

   23DZZIA.Objects of Part  
   23DZZIB.Simplified outline  
   23DZZIC.Crown to be bound  
   23DZZID.Definitions  
   23DZZIE.Meaning of requester and provider  
   23DZZIF.Meaning of permitted benefit  
   23DZZIG.Ministerial determinations of permitted benefits  
   23DZZIH.Establishing whether an executive officer took reasonable steps to prevent commission of offence or contravention of civil penalty  

           Division 2--Civil penalty provisions involving requesters, providers and connected persons

              Subdivision A--Preliminary

   23DZZII.Simplified outline  
   23DZZIJ.Meaning of connected  

              Subdivision B--Civil penalty provisions

   23DZZIK.Requester civil penalty provisions--asking for or accepting prohibited benefits  
   23DZZIL.Provider civil penalty provisions--offering or providing prohibited benefits  
   23DZZIM.Provider civil penalty provisions--making threats  
   23DZZIN.Application of this Division to an executive officer of a body corporate  

           Division 3--Offences involving requesters, providers and others

   23DZZIO.Simplified outline  
   23DZZIP.Extended geographical jurisdiction--category A  
   23DZZIQ.Requester offences--asking for or accepting prohibited benefits  
   23DZZIR.General and provider offences--offering or providing prohibited benefits  
   23DZZIS.General and provider offences--making threats  
   23DZZIT.Application of this Division to an executive officer of a body corporate  
   23DZZIU.Division not limited by Division 2  

   PART IIC--RADIATION ONCOLOGY REGISTER

   23DZZJ. Radiation Oncology Register  
   23DZZK. What is a base for mobile radiation oncology equipment?  
   23DZZL. What are radiation oncology premises?  
   23DZZM. Who may apply for registration?  
   23DZZN. Who is a proprietor?  
   23DZZO. Application procedure  
   23DZZP. Registration  
   23DZZQ. Primary information  
   23DZZR. Register may be maintained electronically  
   23DZZS. Extract of the Register to be made available on request  
   23DZZT. Minister may publish an extract of the Register on the internet  
   23DZZU. Proprietors to notify the Minister of changes to primary information  
   23DZZV. Minister may request further information  
   23DZZW. Suspension for failure to comply with a request  
   23DZZX. Cancellation for failure to provide information within 3 months after the response period  
   23DZZY. Cancellation at the request of the proprietor  
   23DZZZ. Cancellation on other grounds  
   23DZZZA.Cancellation to be noted on the Register  
   23DZZZB.Limits on registration after cancellation under section 23DZZX or 23DZZZ  
   23DZZZC.Minister must invite submissions before cancelling registration  
   23DZZZD.Application to Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision to cancel registration  
   23DZZZE.Proprietor of unregistered premises must notify patients that medicare benefit not payable  
   23DZZZF.Proprietor of unregistered base must notify patients that medicare benefit not payable  
   23DZZZG.Debt recovery where proprietor fails to inform patient that premises or base not registered  
   23DZZZH.Application of this Part to partnerships  

   PART IV--HEALTH PROGRAM GRANTS

   39.     Interpretation  
   40.     Approval of organizations  
   41.     Approval of health services  
   41A.    Approval of health service development projects  
   42.     Entitlement to health program grant  
   42A.    Entitlement to grant in respect of approved project  
   42B.    Grants in respect of certain payments made by approved organizations  
   43.     Conditions of payment of grants  
   45.     Claims for grants  
   46.     Advances  

   PART IVAA--PAYMENTS RELATING TO THE FORMER HEALTH AND HOSPITALS FUND

   46AA.   Payments relating to the former Health and Hospitals Fund  
   46AB.   Terms and conditions  
   46AC.   Appropriation  
   46AD.   Constitutional basis  

   PART V--COMMITTEES

           Division 2--Medicare Benefits Advisory Committee

   65.     Interpretation  
   66.     Medicare Benefits Advisory Committee  
   67.     Functions of Committee  
   68.     Election of Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson  
   69.     Exercise of powers and functions of Chairperson by Deputy Chairperson  
   70.     Appointment of person to act in place of member  
   71.     Termination of appointment  
   72.     Resignation of members  
   73.     Appointment to vacant office  
   74.     Remuneration and allowances  
   75.     Meetings of Committee  
   76.     Proceedings at meetings  
   77.     Committee may inform itself in any manner  
   78.     Chairperson may engage consultants  

           Division 4--Other Committees

   79.     Other Committees  

   PART VAA--THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REVIEW SCHEME

           Division 1--Preliminary

   79A.    Object of this Part  
   80.     Main features of the Professional Services Review Scheme  
   80A.    Additional operation of this Part  
   81.     Definitions  
   82.     Definitions of inappropriate practice  
   82A.    Meaning of prescribed pattern of services  

           Division 2--The Director of Professional Services Review and the Professional Services Review Panel

   83.     The Director of Professional Services Review  
   84.     The Professional Services Review Panel  
   85.     Deputy Directors of Professional Services Review  

           Division 3--Role of Chief Executive Medicare

   86.     Requests by Chief Executive Medicare to Director to review provision of services  
   87.     Chief Executive Medicare must notify person of request  

           Division 3A--Review by Director

   88.     Director may request further information  
   88A.    Director must decide whether to review  
   88B.    Scope of Director's review  
   89.     When Director must review  
   89A.    Director may refer material to Chief Executive Medicare if certain offences or civil contraventions are suspected  
   89B.    Power of Director to require the production of documents or the giving of information  
   89C.    Director's action following review  
   90.     Director may consult on decisions  
   91.     Decision to take no further action  
   92.     Agreement entered into between Director and person under review  
   92A.    If agreement is not ratified  
   93.     Referral to a Committee  
   94.     Director taken to have made a decision after 12 months  

           Division 4--Professional Services Review Committees

              Subdivision A--Constitution of Committees

   95.     Constitution of Committees  
   96.     Challenging appointments to Committees  
   96A.    If Committee members are unavailable  

              Subdivision B--Proceedings of Committees

   97.     Meetings  
   98.     Conduct of meetings  
   99.     Other procedural matters relating to meetings  
   101.    Hearings  
   102.    Notice of hearings  
   103.    Rights of persons under review at hearings  
   104.    Consequences of failing to appear, give evidence or answer a question when required  
   105.    Disqualification for failing to appear, give evidence or answer a question when required  
   105A.   Power of Committee to require the production of documents or the giving of information  
   106.    Conduct of hearings  
   106A.   Evidence at hearings  
   106B.   Summons to give evidence etc.  
   106C.   Allowances for witnesses at hearings  
   106D.   Failure to attend  
   106E.   Refusal to be sworn or to answer questions  
   106EA.  Contempt of Committee  
   106F.   Protection of Committee members, representatives and witnesses at hearings  

              Subdivision C--Action to be taken by Committees

   106G.   Application of Subdivision  
   106GA.  Notification by Director or Committee that proper investigation is impossible  
   106H.   Committee findings, scope of investigation etc.  
   106J.   Committee may request Director's review  
   106K.   Committee may have regard to samples of services  
   106KB.  Generic findings of inappropriate practice  
   106KC.  Notification by Committee to Director of matters of concern to profession  
   106KD.  Preparation of draft report  
   106KE.  Draft report contains no finding of inappropriate practice  
   106L.   Final report of Committee  
   106M.   Referral of matter to a regulatory body to be mentioned in Committee's report  
   106N.   Committee may refer material to Chief Executive Medicare if certain offences or civil contraventions are suspected  

           Division 5--Determining Authority

              Subdivision A--Establishment etc

   106Q.   The Determining Authority  

              Subdivision B--Ratification of agreements by the Determining Authority

   106QA.  Application of Subdivision  
   106QB.  Notification by Director or Authority that action in agreement cannot take effect  
   106R.   Authority must ratify or refuse to ratify agreement  

              Subdivision C--Determinations by the Determining Authority

   106RA.  Application of Subdivision  
   106RB.  Notification by Director or Authority that proper draft or final determination is impossible  
   106S.   Director may give Determining Authority information  
   106SA.  Authority to invite submissions before making a draft determination  
   106T.   Draft determination  
   106TA.  Final determination  
   106TB.  Time for doing act affected if court order operates  
   106U.   Content of draft and final determinations  
   106UAA. Referral of matter by Determining Authority to a regulatory body not to be taken into account by the Authority in making draft or final determinations  
   106UA.  Notification of final determination before it takes effect  
   106V.   When final determinations take effect  
   106W.   Notification of final determination  

           Division 5A--Referral of professional issues to regulatory and other bodies

   106XA.  Significant threat to life or health  
   106XB.  Non-compliance by a practitioner with professional standards  

           Division 6--Provisions relating to the Director, Panel members, staff and consultants, the Determining Authority and the provision of services to a Committee or the Authority

              Subdivision A--The Director

   106Y.   Term of office  
   106Z.   Director's terms and conditions of appointment  
   106ZA.  Outside employment  
   106ZB.  Leave of absence  
   106ZC.  Resignation  
   106ZD.  Termination of the Director's appointment  
   106ZE.  Acting appointments  
   106ZF.  Remuneration and allowances  

              Subdivision B--Panel members

   106ZG.  Term of office  
   106ZH.  Panel member's terms and conditions of appointment  
   106ZI.  Outside employment  
   106ZJ.  Resignation  
   106ZK.  Termination of a Panel member's appointment  
   106ZL.  Remuneration and allowances  

              Subdivision C--Staff and consultants

   106ZM.  Staff  
   106ZN.  Arrangements with other Commonwealth bodies  
   106ZP.  Engagement of consultants  

              Subdivision D--Provisions relating to Determining Authority

   106ZPA. Constitution of Determining Authority  
   106ZPB. Appointment of members of the Authority  
   106ZPC. Term of office  
   106ZPD. Terms and conditions of appointment  
   106ZPE. Outside employment  
   106ZPF. Resignation  
   106ZPG. Termination of appointment  
   106ZPH. Acting appointments  
   106ZPI. Remuneration and allowances  
   106ZPJ. Protection of members of the Authority  
   106ZPK. Meetings of the Determining Authority  

              Subdivision E--Provision of services to a Committee and the Determining Authority

   106ZPL. Director to arrange for provision of services  

           Division 6A--Application of the finance law

   106ZPLA.Application of the finance law  

           Division 7--Miscellaneous

   106ZPM. Failure of person under review to produce documents or give information  
   106ZPN. Failure by person other than person under review to produce documents or give information  
   106ZPO. False or misleading answers  
   106ZPP. False or misleading documents  
   106ZPQ. No privilege against self-incrimination  
   106ZPR. Publication of particulars of reports and determinations  
   106ZQ.  Annual report  
   106ZR.  Disclosure of Committee deliberations etc.  

   PART VB--MEDICARE PARTICIPATION REVIEW COMMITTEES

   124B.   Interpretation  
   124BA.  Application of Part to providers who are not practitioners  
   124C.   Chairpersons  
   124D.   Chairperson etc. to be notified if practitioner convicted of relevant offence or civil contravention  
   124E.   Chairperson to establish Medicare Participation Review Committee  
   124EA.  Membership of Committees  
   124EB.  Qualification of members  
   124EC.  Provision of information to the person in relation to whom a Committee is convened  
   124F.   Determinations in relation to relevant offences and relevant civil contraventions  
   124FA.  Committee may add parties to proceedings in relation to breach of undertaking by approved pathology practitioner or approved pathology authority  
   124FB.  Determinations in relation to breach of undertaking by approved pathology practitioner  
   124FC.  Determinations in relation to breach of undertaking by approved pathology authority  
   124FD.  Committee may be established and proceedings may continue after undertaking ceases to be in force  
   124FE.  Committee may add parties to proceedings in relation to pathology and diagnostic imaging offences and contraventions  
   124FF.  Determinations in relation to pathology and diagnostic imaging offences and contraventions  
   124G.   Hearings  
   124H.   Guidelines relating to making a determination  
   124J.   Procedure of hearings  
   124K.   Hearings to be in public except in special circumstances  
   124L.   Summons to give evidence etc.  
   124M.   Refusal to be sworn etc.  
   124N.   Protection of members of Committees etc.  
   124P.   Contempt  
   124Q.   Chairperson to give notice of determinations by Committee  
   124R.   Review by Administrative Appeals Tribunal  
   124S.   Giving effect to determinations  
   124T.   Chairperson to abolish Committee  
   124U.   Fees and allowances  

   PART VC--QUALITY ASSURANCE CONFIDENTIALITY

   124V.   Object of this Part  
   124W.   Interpretation  
   124X.   Minister may declare quality assurance activity to be an activity to which this Part applies  
   124Y.   Information about declared quality assurance activity not to be disclosed  
   124Z.   Minister may authorise disclosure of information about a serious offence  
   124ZB.  Immunity from suit of members of assessment or evaluation committees  
   124ZC.  This Part is to complement corresponding State and Territory laws  

   PART VI--FINANCE

   125.    Payments by the Commonwealth  

   PART VIA--CIVIL PENALTIES

           Division 1--Obtaining an order for a civil penalty

   125A.   Federal Court may order person to pay pecuniary penalty for contravening civil penalty provision  
   125B.   What is a civil penalty provision?  
   125C.   Persons involved in contravening civil penalty provision  
   125D.   Recovery of a pecuniary penalty  

           Division 2--Civil penalty proceedings and criminal proceedings

   125E.   Civil proceedings after criminal proceedings  
   125F.   Criminal proceedings during civil proceedings  
   125G.   Criminal proceedings after civil proceedings  
   125H.   Evidence given in proceedings for civil penalty not admissible in criminal proceedings  

   PART VII--MISCELLANEOUS

   126.    Prohibition of certain medical insurance  
   127.    Assignor of medicare benefit to be given copy of assignment etc.  
   128.    Offences in relation to returns  
   128A.   False statements relating to medicare benefits etc.  
   128B.   Knowingly making false statements relating to medicare benefits etc.  
   128C.   Charging of fees for provision of public hospital services to public patients  
   129.    False statements etc.  
   129AA.  Private hospitals--bribery  
   129AAB. Offences against 2 or more provisions  
   129AAC. Statements inadmissible as evidence  
   129AAD. Notice to produce documents  
   129AAE. Civil penalty--failure to comply with requirement in notice  
   129AAF. Self-incrimination etc.  
   129AAG. Chief Executive Medicare or Departmental employee may deal with documents etc. produced  
   129AAH. Notice of decision: no amount recoverable because amounts paid substantiated etc.  
   129AAI. Notice of decision: amounts recoverable  
   129AAJ. Review of decisions to claim amounts as debts  
   129AC.  Recovery of amounts overpaid etc. and administrative penalties  
   129AD.  Recovery of amounts  
   129AE.  Recovery of amounts paid in respect of certain diagnostic imaging services  
   129AEA. Liability for administrative penalty  
   129AEB. Amount of administrative penalty  
   129AEC. Notice of administrative penalty  
   129AED. Waiver and repayment of certain debts arising under the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme  
   129AEE. Notice of decision to waive, or not to waive, a debt  
   129AF.  State and Territory authorities to be notified of contraventions of certain laws  
   129A.   Special arrangements for optometrical services  
   130.    Officers to observe secrecy  
   130AA.  Prosecution of offences  
   130G.   Evidence  
   131.    Delegation  
   132.    Evidence  
   132A.   Regulations relating to the manner of patient referrals  
   133.    Regulations  


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