PHI 14/17 Private Health Insurance (Lifetime Health Cover) Rules 2017

Page last updated: 31 March 2017

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The delegate of the Minister for Health has made the Private Health Insurance (Lifetime Health Cover) Rules 2017 (the Rules), to replace the Private Health Insurance (Lifetime Health Cover) Rules 2007 as this instrument has sunset as of 1 April 2017.

All legislative instruments are subject to the sunsetting provisions in the Legislation Act 2003. Sunsetting provisions in legislation provide that a law is repealed (sunset) after a specific date unless further legislative action has been taken to extend the law. The sunsetting process ensures that legislative instruments are kept up to date and only remain in force while they are fit for purpose, necessary and relevant.

Two minor administrative changes were made to the Rules; these include updates to reflect the correct references to:

  • The Legislation Act 2003 - Part 1, subsection 5;
  • The Department of Environment and Energy - Part 2, subsection 4(a); and
  • The Private Health Insurance (Incentives) Rules 2012 – Part 3, subsection 8(2) note.

The Rules were published on the Federal Register of Legislation on 30 March 2017, and the Rules come into effect on 1 April 2017.

The Rules can be accessed via the following link to the Federal Register of Legislation.