Australian Government - Department of Health - Office of Hearing Services
Hearing Services Program

Legislation and contracts

Australian Government Hearing Services Program (the program) is governed by a range of legislative documents. This page contains links to these and other important documentation on the program.

Legislation

The Australian Government Hearing Services Program is governed by a range of legislative documents

  • Hearing Services Administration Act 1997
  • Hearing Services Rules of Conduct 2012
  • Hearing Services (Participants in the Voucher System) Determination 1997
  • Hearing Services Voucher Rules 1997
  • Hearing Services (Eligible Persons) Determination 1997
  • Hearing Services Providers Accreditation Scheme 1997
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
  • Electronics Transaction Act 1999
  • Australian Hearing Services Act 1991
  • Declared Hearing Services Determination 1997

Contracts

To support the Australian Government Hearing Services Program (the program), the Office of Hearing Services (the Office) has contracts in place with over 270 contracted service providers, who employ more than 2000 hearing practitioners. In addition, the Office also has contract arrangements with a range of device manufacturers and/or suppliers.

Other Documents

Other documents that need to be read in conjunction with the legislation and the contracts are listed below

  • Minimum Hearing Loss Threshold
  • The Wishes and Needs Tool (WANT)
  • Claims Rejection Codes

 




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