Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Introduced with the Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002 and further to the package of bills implementing the framework for medical indemnity insurance, the bill provides for: medical indemnity cover only to be provided by general insurers and only under contracts of insurance, which will ensure that providers are subject to appropriate prudential supervision by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority; transitional arrangements for current providers to meet minimum capital requirements; minimum product standards for medical indemnity insurance contracts; compulsory retroactive cover; and anti-avoidance provisions. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
12 Dec 2002Introduced and read a first time
12 Dec 2002Second reading moved
24 Mar 2003Second reading agreed to
24 Mar 2003Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 25 Government agreed to
24 Mar 2003Third reading agreed to
Senate
26 Mar 2003Introduced and read a first time
26 Mar 2003Second reading moved
26 Mar 2003Second reading amendment agreed to

Details: 1 Opposition agreed to
26 Mar 2003Second reading agreed to
26 Mar 2003Third reading agreed to


02 May 2003Assent

Act no.: 37

Year: 2003

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

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