Dental Benefits Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Dental Benefits Act 2008
  and
Health Insurance Act 1973
  to apply the Professional Services Review Scheme to dental services provided under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule;
Health Insurance Act 1973
  to require the Chief Executive Medicare (CEM) to waive certain debts incurred by dentists in relation to the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS); and
Dental Benefits Act 2008
  to: enable the CEM or their delegate to obtain certain documents from dentists to substantiate the payments of benefits under the CDBS; delegate ministerial functions and powers; amend the definition of ‘dental practitioner’; enable the disclosure of certain protected information; and make a technical amendment. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
26 Mar 2014Introduced and read a first time
26 Mar 2014Second reading moved
20 Oct 2014Second reading debate
22 Oct 2014Second reading debate
23 Oct 2014Second reading debate
23 Oct 2014Second reading agreed to
23 Oct 2014Third reading agreed to
Senate
28 Oct 2014Introduced and read a first time
28 Oct 2014Second reading moved
30 Oct 2014Second reading debate
30 Oct 2014Second reading agreed to
30 Oct 2014Third reading agreed to


30 Oct 2014Finally passed both Houses
03 Nov 2014Assent

Act no.: 115

Year: 2014

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Explanatory memoranda

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Text of bill

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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.
  • 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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