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medical service, except in Part 10, includes—

(a) attendance, examination or treatment of any kind by a medical practitioner, registered dentist, registered optometrist, registered physiotherapist, registered chiropractor and osteopath or registered podiatrist; and

(aa) attendance, examination or treatment by a registered occupational therapist, where that attendance, examination or treatment is authorised in accordance with section 23; and

(b) attendance, examination or treatment of any kind by a registered psychologist on referral from a medical practitioner; and

(ba) the provision of acupuncture by a person—

(i) registered as a Chinese medicine practitioner in the Division of Acupuncturists under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law; or

(ii) whose registration is endorsed under section 97 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as being qualified to practise as an acupuncturist; and

(c) the provision, and as may be necessary from time to time (including at the time of an injury) the repair, adjustment or replacement of skiagrams, artificial members, eyes or teeth, spectacle glasses, hearing aids, orthoses or mobility aides; and

(d) the provision by a registered pharmacist on the request of a medical practitioner or registered dentist of medicines or curative apparatus, appliances or materials; and

(e) the provision by a medical practitioner, registered dentist, registered optometrist, registered physiotherapist, registered chiropractor, registered osteopath or registered podiatrist of any certificate required by the person, the person's dependants or the Commission for any purpose relating to the operation of this Act or any report authorised by the Commission; and

(f) the provision, at the request of a medical practitioner, hospital or provider of a hospital service, of special food or a special food formula; and

(g) the provision, at the request of a medical practitioner, of room temperature control equipment for a person who is unable to adequately regulate his or her own body temperature; and

(h) the provision, at the request of a medical practitioner, of equipment intended to treat or stabilize any injury or condition resulting from a transport accident;

ExamplesExamples of equipment referred to in paragraph (h) include life support equipment, ventilators and special lighting.

(i) the provision of anything needed to operate, run, maintain or repair any equipment referred to in paragraph (g) or (h);

ExamplesExamples of things referred to in paragraph (i) include electricity, water, lubricating oil and replacement filters and batteries.

 

NoteParagraphs (f) to (i) only apply to services provided on or after the date of commencement of section 26 of the Accident Compensation and Transport Accident Acts (Amendment) Act 2003—see section 179.