Regulation Impact Statement Updates
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Remaking of Sunsetting Instrument Without Significant Amendments
Health Insurance (Approval of Billing Agents) Guidelines (No. 1) 2004 and the Health Insurance (Billing Agents – Conditions of Approval) Determination (No. 1) 2004 – Department of Health
On 1 October 2017, the above legislative instruments were scheduled to sunset. However the Department of Health has decided to remake and combine the instruments as the Health Insurance (Approved Billing Agents) Instrument 2017, without significant amendments.
The guidelines provide rules that the Health Insurance Commission must comply with when considering whether to approve a person or body as a billing agent. The determination sets out the conditions to which approval of a billing agent under section 20AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973 is subject.
Consistent with Government best practice regulation requirements for sunsetting instruments, The Department of Health, after consultation, has assessed the instruments as operating effectively and efficiently. Therefore, a Regulation Impact Statement is not required for remaking these instruments without significant amendments.