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HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1973 - SECT 3AAA

Accreditation of podiatrists

             (1)  The Minister may, in accordance with guidelines determined under subsection (2), decide whether to accredit a podiatrist.

             (2)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument:

                     (a)  determine guidelines for making a decision as to whether a podiatrist is to be accredited; and

                     (b)  from time to time, vary or revoke any guidelines so made.

             (3)  A decision as to whether a podiatrist should be accredited must be made in accordance with the guidelines in force at the time the decision is made.

             (5)  As soon as practicable after making a decision to accredit, or to refuse to accredit, a podiatrist, the Minister must notify the podiatrist, in writing, of that decision. If the decision is a decision to refuse to accredit, the notification must include reasons for the refusal.



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