Medical Indemnity Legislation Amendment (Run-off Cover Indemnity and Other Measures) Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Introduced with the Medical Indemnity (Run-off Cover Support Payment) Bill 2004, the bill amends the:
Medical Indemnity Act 2002
,
Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) Act 2003
,
Health Insurance Act 1973
,
Health Insurance Commission Act 1973
  and
National Health Act 1953
  to introduce a run-off cover indemnity scheme to cover the cost of medical indemnity claims against eligible practitioners after they have retired or are not participating in the private medical workforce, which will be funded by a levy on medical indemnity insurers (the run-off cover support payment); and the
Medical Indemnity Act 2002
  to enable a claims protocol to be determined to cover the payment of expenses arising from incurred but not reported indemnity scheme claims. Also repeals the
Medical Indemnity (Enhanced UMP Indemnity) Contribution Act 2002
  and makes minor amendments to the
Medical Indemnity Act 2002
,
Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) Act 2003
  and the Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) Regulations 2003. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
13 May 2004Introduced and read a first time
13 May 2004Second reading moved
26 May 2004Second reading agreed to
26 May 2004Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 2 government amendments agreed to
26 May 2004Third reading agreed to
Senate
15 Jun 2004Introduced and read a first time
15 Jun 2004Second reading moved
17 Jun 2004Second reading agreed to
17 Jun 2004Third reading agreed to


23 Jun 2004Assent

Act no.: 77

Year: 2004

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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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