Health Insurance Amendment (New Zealand Overseas Trained Doctors) Bill 2010

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  • Health Insurance Amendment (New Zealand Overseas Trained Doctors) Bill 2009
Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Health Insurance Act 1973
to: enable certain New Zealand permanent resident and citizen doctors to provide professional services that attract Medicare benefits without being subject to a ten year waiting period (the ‘moratorium’ period); remove the requirement for overseas trained doctors to have both Australian permanent residency or citizenship and medical registration before the moratorium period commences; and provide for a 90 day period in which medical practitioners can appeal against a refusal for an exemption from the moratorium period.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Oct 2009
Second reading moved 21 Oct 2009
Second reading debate 25 Nov 2009
Second reading debate 30 Nov 2009
Second reading agreed to 30 Nov 2009
Third reading agreed to 30 Nov 2009
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2009
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2009
Second reading debate 04 Feb 2010
Second reading agreed to 04 Feb 2010
Third reading agreed to 04 Feb 2010
Text of bill as passed both Houses 04 Feb 2010
Assent
  • Act no.: 7
  • Year: 2010
19 Feb 2010

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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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