Ambulance Service (Fees) Regulations 2011


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Ambulance Service (Fees) Regulations 2011

I, the Governor in and over the State of Tasmania and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council, make the following regulations under the Ambulance Service Act 1982 .

29 August 2011

PETER G. UNDERWOOD

Governor

By His Excellency's Command,

MICHELLE O'BYRNE

Minister for Health

1.   Short title

These regulations may be cited as the Ambulance Service (Fees) Regulations 2011 .

2.   Commencement

These regulations take effect on 24 October 2011.

3.   Interpretation

In these regulations –
Act means the Ambulance Service Act 1982 ;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2014, No. 143, Applied:21 Jan 2015]
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2014, No. 143, Applied:21 Jan 2015] business hours means the hours between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday as defined in the Statutory Holidays Act 2000 ;
emergency ambulance services means ambulance services provided as –
(a) an immediate response to a potentially life-threatening incident with the use of lights and sirens; or
(b) a non-immediate response without the use of lights and sirens;
intensive care paramedic means an officer of the Ambulance Service with accreditation under the appropriate award in relation to the provision of advanced life support;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2014, No. 143, Applied:21 Jan 2015] non-emergency patient-transport vehicle means a vehicle equipped to provide non-emergency patient transport services in accordance with the Act;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2014, No. 143, Applied:21 Jan 2015] patient-transport officer means an employee of the Ambulance Service, who, as a part of that employment, provides non-emergency patient transport services;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2014, No. 143, Applied:21 Jan 2015] round trip means the distance travelled by, or the time taken by, an ambulance, non-emergency patient-transport vehicle, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopter or vessel from the start of a trip until it –
(a) returns to its assigned station; or
(b) returns to its assigned location; or
(c) starts a new trip;
routine ambulance services means ambulance services other than emergency ambulance services;
specialised rescue vehicle means a vehicle with specialised equipment used to extricate trapped people.

4.   Scale of fees

[Regulation 4 Substituted by S.R. 2014, No. 143, Applied:21 Jan 2015]
(1)  Subject to subregulation (2) , the fees specified in items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Schedule 1 are prescribed as the scale of fees payable to the Commissioner in respect of –
(a) services provided under the Act to which section 36(1) , (2) , (2A) or (5) of the Act applies; or
(b) services provided under the Act to which section 36(1B)(b) of the Act applies and in respect of which there is no reciprocal fee agreement in place with the relevant jurisdiction; or
(c) non-emergency patient transport services provided by the Ambulance Service.
(2)  If 2 persons are conveyed in the same vehicle, the relevant fee payable by each person is reduced by 40%.
(3)  If 3 or more persons are conveyed in the same vehicle, the relevant fee payable by each person is reduced by 50%.
SCHEDULE 1 - Scale of Fees for Ambulance Services
[Schedule 1 Substituted by S.R. 2014, No. 143, Applied:21 Jan 2015] [Schedule 1 Substituted by S.R. 2018, No. 83, Applied:01 Jan 2019]

Regulation 4

1. 

Emergency ambulance services –

 

(a) use of ambulance, with treatment but no transport, for round trip –

 
 

(i) first 15 kilometres or part of 15 kilometres; and

520.33 fee units

 

(ii) each kilometre or part of a kilometre in excess of 15 kilometres; or

5.67 fee units

 

(b) use of ambulance, with treatment and transport, for round trip –

 
 

(i) first 15 kilometres or part of 15 kilometres; and

746.46 fee units

 

(ii) each kilometre or part of a kilometre in excess of 15 kilometres; or

5.67 fee units

 

(c) use of specialised rescue vehicle for trip to site of incident –

 
 

(i) first 15 kilometres or part of 15 kilometres; and

6 528.57 fee units

 

(ii) each kilometre or part of a kilometre in excess of 15 kilometres

3.97 fee units

2. 

Emergency ambulance services or routine ambulance services –

 

(a) provision of ambulance services on fixed-wing aircraft for round trip; or

2 506.32 fee units plus 832.54 fee units for first hour or part of first hour and 208.13 fee units for each additional 15 minutes or part of 15 minutes

 

(b) provision of ambulance services on helicopter for round trip; or

cost of hire of helicopter plus 1 148.53 fee units for first hour or part of first hour and 79.33 fee units for each additional 15 minutes or part of 15 minutes

 

(c) provision of ambulance services on vessel for round trip; or

cost of hire of vessel plus 233.61 fee units for first hour or part of first hour and 58.40 fee units for each additional 15 minutes or part of 15 minutes

 

(d) attendance of medical practitioner in ambulance

actual cost

3. 

Routine ambulance services with use of ambulance for round trip –

 

(a) first 15 kilometres or part of 15 kilometres; and

223.64 fee units

 

(b) each kilometre or part of a kilometre in excess of 15 kilometres

5.40 fee units

4. 

Services with use of non-emergency patient-transport vehicle for round trip if trip commences during business hours –

 

(a) per round trip –

 
 

(i) with attendance of one patient-transport officer; or

86.38 fee units

 

(ii) with attendance of 2 patient-transport officers; and

136.60 fee units

 

(b) each kilometre or part of a kilometre –

 
 

(i) with attendance of one patient-transport officer; or

1.20 fee units

 

(ii) with attendance of 2 patient-transport officers

1.62 fee units

5. 

Services with use of non-emergency patient-transport vehicle for round trip if trip commences after business hours –

 

(a) per round trip –

 
 

(i) with attendance of one patient-transport officer; or

136.60 fee units

 

(ii) with attendance of 2 patient-transport officers; and

195.86 fee units

 

(b) each kilometre or part of a kilometre –

 
 

(i) with attendance of one patient-transport officer; or

2.24 fee units

 

(ii) with attendance of 2 patient-transport officers

3.71 fee units

6. 

Hire of ambulance for round trip –

 

(a) with attendance of at least one intensive care paramedic –

 
 

(i) first 3 hours or part of 3 hours and first 15 kilometres or part of 15 kilometres; and

558.00 fee units

 

(ii) each hour or part of an hour in excess of 3 hours; and

165.70 fee units

 

(iii) each kilometre or part of a kilometre in excess of 15 kilometres; or

1.05 fee units

 

(b) with attendance of at least one officer of the Ambulance Service –

 
 

(i) first 3 hours or part of 3 hours and first 15 kilometres or part of 15 kilometres; and

518.24 fee units

 

(ii) each hour or part of an hour in excess of 3 hours; and

152.45 fee units

 

(iii) each kilometre or part of a kilometre in excess of 15 kilometres; or

1.05 fee units

 

(c) with attendance of one or more volunteer ambulance officers –

 
 

(i) first 3 hours or part of 3 hours and first 15 kilometres or part of 15 kilometres; and

440.91 fee units

 

(ii) each hour or part of an hour in excess of 3 hours; and

126.67 fee units

 

(iii) each kilometre or part of a kilometre in excess of 15 kilometres

1.05 fee units

Displayed and numbered in accordance with the Rules Publication Act 1953.

Notified in the Gazette on 7 September 2011

These regulations are administered in the Department of Health and Human Services.