Hospitals (Services Charges) Regulations 1984


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    4. Interpretation

    (1) In these regulations, unless the contrary intention appears

    }compensable day patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 8(a);

    }compensable in-patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 7(1)(c);

    }compensable out-patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 9(a);

    }concession card~ has the same meaning as it has in Part VII of the National Health Act;

    }concessional beneficiary~ has the meaning given by regulation 9(d);

    }day hospital~ means an establishment which provides courses of treatment which require full-time or part-time non-residential attendance at specific, regular, intervals over a period of time;

    }day patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 6(b);

    }eligible day patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 8(b);

    }eligible out-patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 9(b);

    }eligible person~ has the meaning given by section 3 of the Commonwealth Act and

    (a) includes a person who is required by or under the Commonwealth Act to be treated; but

    (b) does not include a person who is required by or under the Commonwealth Act not to be treated,

    as an eligible person for the purposes of the Commonwealth Act;

    }eligible war service veteran~ means a war service veteran who elects to be treated under the Repatriation Private Patient Scheme being an agreement made between the Commissioner and the Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission;

    }entitlement card~ has the same meaning as it has in Part VII of the National Health Act;

    }hospital~ means public hospital to and in relation to which these regulations apply by virtue of regulation 3;

    }hospital bed~ means, subject to subregulation (2), a bed used for accommodation, maintenance and nursing care of a patient in a hospital that is not a nursing home;

    }ineligible day patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 8(c);

    }ineligible in-patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 7(1)(f);

    }ineligible out-patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 9(c);

    }in-patient~ means a patient who is admitted to a hospital for the purpose of receiving treatment in a hospital bed;

    }Internal Territory~ has the meaning given by section 17 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, as from time to time amended, of the Parliament of the Commonwealth;

    }nursing home bed~ means bed used for the accommodation, maintenance and nursing care of a patient at a nursing home, but does not include a hospital bed therein;

    }nursing home type patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 7(1)(d);

    }other services~ means any class of service, including the supply of goods, provided by a hospital other than a service rendered by, in, or at a hospital to any class of in-patient, day patient, out-patient or same day patient;

    }out-patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 6(c);

    }participating hospital~ means

    (a) Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital;

    (b) Bentley Hospital;

    [(ba) deleted]

    (c) Graylands Selby-Lemnos and Special Care Hospital;

    (d) Osborne Park Hospital;

    [(e) deleted]

    or

    (f) Swan District Hospital;

    }PBS list~ means the list of drugs and medications set out in the document }Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits for Approved Pharmacists and Medical Practitioners~ published from time to time by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing for the purposes of the National Health Act 1953 of the Commonwealth;

    }PBS price~ means the price specified in the PBS list;

    }pensioner~ has the meaning given by regulation 9(e);

    }personal treatment entitlement card~ means a personal treatment entitlement card issued under section 90 of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 of the Commonwealth;

    }private in-patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 7(1)(b);

    }private nursing home type patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 7(1)(e);

    }professional service~ means service referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (ba) of the definition of }professional service~ in section 3 of the Commonwealth Act;

    }public in-patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 7(1)(a);

    }same day patient~ has the meaning given by regulation 6(d);

    }specific treatment entitlement card~ means a specific treatment entitlement card issued under section 90 of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 of the Commonwealth;

    }surgically implanted prostheses~ means the prostheses, other than a prosthesis supplied to an eligible war service veteran for the purposes of cardiothoracic surgical service specified in a determination made under section 37(3)(af) of the Act and regulation 5(2)(b), specified in the determination made under Schedule 1 paragraph (bj) of the National Health Act;

    }the National Health Act~ means the National Health Act 1953, as amended from time to time, of the Parliament of the Commonwealth;

    }war service veteran~ means a person who has received or established a right to receive, in respect of any injury or disease, treatment under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 of the Commonwealth.

    (2) A bed in a nursing home may be designated as a }hospital bed~ by the Minister.

    [Regulation 4 amended in Gazette 25 Jan 1985 p. 290; 25 Jan 1991 p. 280; 31 Jan 1992 p. 489; 9 Jul 1993 p. 3337; 24 Jun 1994 p. 2871; 30 Sep 1994 p. 4975; 27 Jun 1995 p. 2552; 17 Jun 2003 p. 2214; 11 Mar 2005 p. 913; 28 Jun 2005 p. 2921; 14 Oct 2005 p. 4555.]



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