National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2007

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
Health Insurance Act 1973
  and
National Health Act 1953
  to allow authorised optometrists to prescribe certain ophthalmic (eye) medicines for supply under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also amends the
National Health Act 1953
  to clarify the supply of pharmaceutical benefits ‘at or from’ approved premises. 

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Senate
15 Aug 2007Introduced and read a first time
15 Aug 2007Second reading moved
13 Sep 2007Second reading agreed to
13 Sep 2007Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
13 Sep 2007Introduced and read a first time
20 Sep 2007Second reading moved
20 Sep 2007Second reading agreed to
20 Sep 2007Third reading agreed to


28 Sep 2007Assent

Act no.: 169

Year: 2007

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Explanatory memoranda

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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.
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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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Schedules of amendments

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