Health and Ageing Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 [2004]

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the:
National Health Act 1953
  to: increase the maximum number of members of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee; provide for payment and/or waiver of recovery of 90 per cent of the value of pharmaceutical benefits supplied from an unapproved relocated pharmacy where the pharmacist has subsequently obtained approval; allow an agent to make and sign an application for a pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) safety net concession or entitlement card; provide that certain ministerial determinations apply to the supply of pharmaceutical benefits by hospitals in the same way as they do to supply by pharmacies; clarify the decision-maker’s discretion to cancel approvals to supply pharmaceutical benefits; and allow a medical services provider to send claims directly to the Health Insurance Commission;
Health Insurance Act 1973
,
Health Insurance Commission Act 1973
,
National Health Act 1953
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to provide that special supply arrangements can be used for the funding particular medicines not available through the PBS;
Health Insurance Act 1973
  to restore specialist recognition status for certain specialists; and ensure that overseas trained doctors do not receive Medicare benefits for assisting at operations unless they have an exemption or have committed themselves to providing services in districts of workforce shortage; and
Aged Care Act 1997
  and
Health Insurance Act 1973
  to make technical amendments and corrections. 

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Senate
27 Mar 2003Introduced and read a first time
27 Mar 2003Second reading moved
26 Jun 2003Second reading agreed to
26 Jun 2003Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
26 Jun 2003Introduced and read a first time
04 Mar 2004Second reading moved
01 Apr 2004Second reading agreed to
01 Apr 2004Third reading agreed to


21 Apr 2004Assent

Act no.: 50

Year: 2004

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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.

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