On 15 December 2014, the Government announced in the Ministerial Paper Small Government - Towards a Sustainable Future that the repeal the Health Insurance (vocational registration of GPs) Regulation 1989 will eliminate the requirement for the General Practice Recognition Eligibility Committee (GPREC). DHS to utilise data from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for the purposes of Medicare determinations.
The Committee considers applications from medical practitioners requesting re-inclusion on the Vocational Register maintained by Medicare Australia. Inclusion on the Vocational Register enables a medical practitioner to access specific items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule which provide a higher Medicare rebate.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Health Insurance (Vocational Registration of General Practitioners) Regulations 1989

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    28 September 1989

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