Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2010

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
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

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Progress

House of Representatives
24 Jun 2009Introduced and read a first time
24 Jun 2009Second reading moved
20 Aug 2009Second reading debate
07 Sep 2009Second reading debate
08 Sep 2009Second reading debate
08 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
08 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
09 Sep 2009Introduced and read a first time
09 Sep 2009Second reading moved
15 Mar 2010Second reading debate
16 Mar 2010Second reading debate
16 Mar 2010Second reading agreed to
16 Mar 2010Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
16 Mar 2010Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
16 Mar 2010Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


16 Mar 2010Text of bill as passed both Houses
12 Apr 2010Assent

Act no.: 29

Year: 2010

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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