National Health Amendment (Simplified Price Disclosure) Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Implements the simplified price disclosure measure by amending the
National Health Act 1953
to: provide that 1 April or 1 October are price disclosure reduction days; and ensure that the existing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) price for a medicine is not reduced by a price disclosure reduction unless the weighted average market price is at least 10 per cent less than the PBS price on the day the 10 per cent test is applied.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Nov 2013
Second reading moved 21 Nov 2013
Second reading debate 05 Dec 2013
Second reading agreed to 05 Dec 2013
Third reading agreed to 05 Dec 2013
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05 Dec 2013
Second reading moved 05 Dec 2013
Second reading debate 05 Mar 2014
Second reading agreed to 05 Mar 2014
Committee of the Whole debate 05 Mar 2014
Third reading agreed to 05 Mar 2014
Finally passed both Houses 05 Mar 2014
Assent
  • Act no.: 6
  • Year: 2014
13 Mar 2014

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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