Hospitals (Services Charges) Regulations 1984



    9A. Classes of same day patients for purpose of payment of charges

    (1) A same day patient shall for the purpose of the payment of charges prescribed in Schedule 1 Division 4 and in any determination under regulation 5 in respect of him be classified as

    (a) a public same day patient, namely, a same day patient who is an eligible person (not being a compensable same day patient, an eligible war service veteran same day patient or a same day patient who elects to be treated as a private same day patient);

    (b) a private same day patient, namely, a same day patient who is an eligible person (not being a compensable same day patient) and who elects to be treated as a private same day patient;

    (c) a compensable same day patient, namely, a same day patient who is an eligible person and 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;

    (d) an eligible war service veteran same day patient, namely, a same day patient who is a war service veteran who elects to be treated under the Repatriation Private Patient Scheme; or

    (e) an ineligible same day patient, namely, a same day patient who is not an eligible person.

    (2) At the time of admission to a hospital, or as soon as practicable after admission, an eligible person (not being a compensable same day patient or war service veteran) must elect whether he wishes to be classified as a

    (a) public same day patient; or

    (b) private same day patient.

    (3) At the time of admission to a hospital, or as soon as practicable after admission, a war service veteran must elect whether he wishes to be classified as

    (a) an eligible war service veteran same day patient;

    (b) a public same day patient; or

    (c) a private same day patient.

    [Regulation 9A inserted in Gazette 9 Jul 1993 p. 3338; amended in Gazette 24 Jun 1994 p. 2873-4; 29 Jun 2004 p. 2526.]



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