Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2005

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
National Health Act 1953
  to: extend, until 30 June 2006, the existing arrangements for approving pharmacists to supply medicines subsidised under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; clarify that dependants of contributors to a health benefits fund with appropriate cover, as well as the contributors, are covered by the fund;
Health Insurance Act 1973
  to: clarify the scope of the power to make Medicare Tables; and enable the Minister to make legislative instruments determining that Medicare benefits are not payable for professional services in specified circumstances; and
Medical Indemnity Act 2002
  to replace references to the Health Insurance Commission with references to the Chief Executive Officer of Medicare Australia. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
14 Sep 2005Introduced and read a first time
14 Sep 2005Second reading moved
02 Nov 2005Second reading agreed to
02 Nov 2005Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
02 Nov 2005Third reading agreed to
Senate
08 Nov 2005Introduced and read a first time
08 Nov 2005Second reading moved
09 Dec 2005Second reading agreed to
09 Dec 2005Third reading agreed to


19 Dec 2005Assent

Act no.: 155

Year: 2005

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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