Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform) Bill 2003 [2004]

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the:
National Health Act 1953
and
Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998
in relation to the obligations of registered organisations; and to remove the rule change assessment process which requires registered health benefits organisations to submit all rule changes for government approval and replace it with a system of monitoring and compliance; and
National Health Act 1953
to: increase the powers of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) to investigate complaints and resolve disputes; provide for an annual “state of the health funds” report by the PHIO; and make amendments to the lifetime health cover provisions.

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Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06 Mar 2003
Second reading moved 06 Mar 2003
Second reading agreed to 09 Sep 2003
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Government and 4 Australian Democrats agreed to
09 Sep 2003
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
10 Sep 2003
Third reading agreed to 10 Sep 2003
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15 Sep 2003
Second reading moved 04 Dec 2003
Second reading agreed to 11 Feb 2004
Third reading agreed to 11 Feb 2004
Assent
  • Act no.: 1
  • Year: 2004
27 Feb 2004

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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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