Hospitals (Services Charges) Regulations 1984



    9. Classes of out-patients for purpose of payment of charges

    An out-patient shall for the purpose of the payment of the charges prescribed in Schedule 1 Division 3 and in any determination under regulation 5 in respect of him be classified as

    (a) a compensable out-patient, namely, an out-patient who has received or established his right to receive in respect of any injury, illness or disease for which he is receiving care and treatment payment by way of compensation or damages (including payment in settlement of a claim for compensation or damages) under the law that is or was in force in a State or Internal Territory or who on attendance at a hospital appears prima facie to have the right to receive any such payment in respect of an injury, illness or disease for which he is receiving care and treatment, including a person in respect of the payment for whose care and treatment

    (i) the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981;

    (ii) the Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act 1943;

    (iii) section 31A of the Act; or

    (iv) the law of Australia relating to the Defence Force within the meaning of the Defence Act 1903 of the Commonwealth,

    applies or appears prima facie to apply;

    (ab) a war service veteran out-patient, namely, an out-patient who is a war service veteran;

    (b) an eligible out-patient, namely, an out-patient

    (i) who is an eligible person; but

    (ii) who is not a compensable out-patient or war service veteran out-patient;

    (c) an ineligible out-patient, namely, an out-patient

    (i) who is not an eligible person; and

    (ii) who is not a compensable out-patient or war service veteran out-patient;

    (d) a concessional beneficiary, namely, an out patient who is a concessional beneficiary as defined by section 84 of the National Health Act or a dependant as defined by that section of such a concessional beneficiary; or

    (e) a pensioner, namely, an out-patient who is a pensioner as defined by section 4 of the National Health Act or a dependant as defined by that section of such a pensioner.

    [Regulation 9 amended in Gazette 26 Sep 1986 p. 3686; 24 Jun 1994 p. 2873; 29 Jun 2004 p. 2526.]



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