National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2007

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
National Health Act 1953
to change the pricing arrangements for drugs after they are listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, by classifying drugs into formularies and specifying new pricing rules and supply requirements for drugs that have multiple brands and for single brand combination items. Also includes provisions for drugs requiring special pricing arrangements and makes minor, technical and consequential amendments.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24 May 2007
Second reading moved 24 May 2007
Second reading agreed to 31 May 2007
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 39 Government agreed to
31 May 2007
Third reading agreed to 31 May 2007
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12 Jun 2007
Second reading moved 12 Jun 2007
Second reading agreed to 20 Jun 2007
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 9 Government and 1 Opposition agreed to
20 Jun 2007
Third reading agreed to 20 Jun 2007
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments nos. 1, 2 and 4 to 10, disagreed to Senate amendment no. 3 and made an amendment in its place
21 Jun 2007
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate agreed to House amendment
21 Jun 2007
Assent
  • Act no.: 111
  • Year: 2007
28 Jun 2007

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

House of representatives

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Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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Notes

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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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