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Remaking of sunsetting instrument without significant amendments

Aust Gov
15th August 2017

Private Health Insurance (Lifetime Health Cover) Rules – Department of Health

On 27 March 2017, the Department of Health remade the Private Health Insurance (Lifetime Health Cover) Rules 2017 (the Rules).  

The Rules set out administrative matters relating to lifetime health cover, such as the categories of people who are taken to have hospital cover and the provision for suspension of hospital cover.  The Rules set out the notification of information requirements for adult insured persons, adults who apply for hospital cover, and information given by one private health insurer to another.  The Rules also provide for the kinds of conclusive evidence of hospital cover or age.

Consistent with Government best practice regulation requirements for sunsetting instruments, The Department of Health, after a review, has assessed the Rules as operating effectively and efficiently. Therefore, a Regulation Impact Statement is not required for remaking this class order without significant amendments.

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