1.1.G.12 General practitioner

Definition

A 'general practitioner' for the purposes of FA, has the same meaning as a 'general practitioner' under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

A 'general practitioner' is:

  • a medical practitioner who the Chief Executive Medicare has determined is a recognised Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners,
  • a person registered as a general practitioner under the Vocational Register of General Practitioners, or
  • a medical practitioner of a kind specified in the regulations of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.

Act reference: FAAct section 3(1)-'general practitioner'

Health Insurance Act 1973 section 3(1)-'general practitioner'

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016