Health Insurance Act 1973 and
National Health Act 1953 to: enable nurse practitioners and appropriately qualified and experienced midwives to request appropriate diagnostic imaging and pathology services for which Medicare benefits may be paid; and allow these health professionals to prescribe certain medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also makes consequential amendments to the
Health Insurance Act 1973,
Medical Indemnity Act 2002,
Medicare Australia Act 1973 and
National Health Act 1953.