Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2009

Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
Amends the
Health Insurance Act 1973
  to: enable the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Medicare Australia to require certain documents to be produced by a medical practitioner during a compliance audit; and provide that a practitioner unable to substantiate an amount paid for a service may be liable to pay a penalty. 

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House of Representatives
17 Sep 2009Introduced and read a first time
17 Sep 2009Second reading moved
21 Oct 2009Referred to Main Committee
26 Oct 2009Second reading debate
27 Oct 2009Second reading agreed to
16 Nov 2009Third reading agreed to
17 Nov 2009Introduced and read a first time
17 Nov 2009Second reading moved
23 Nov 2009Second reading debate
23 Nov 2009Second reading agreed to
23 Nov 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 8 Opposition (1 as amended) and 2 Opposition/Family First Party/Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
23 Nov 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
24 Nov 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 2 to 9 and disagreed to Senate amendments 1 and 10
26 Nov 2009Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate insisted on its amendments nos 1 and 10
House of Representatives
26 Nov 2009Message from Senate reported
24 Feb 2010Consideration of Senate message

Details: House insisted on disagreeing to amendments 1 and 10, and made an amendment
25 Feb 2010Message from House of Reps reported
28 Sep 2010Lapsed at end of Parliament

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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

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  • 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

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