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  • Health Insurance Commission Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Industry Measures) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    in relation to: gap cover schemes; the obligations of health funds to provide information to the public and the Health Insurance Commission; rationalising the structure of the Act; and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to transfer responsibility for registration of billing agents from the Private Health Insurance Administration Council to the Health Insurance Commission. Also contains transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    to: extend access to the Post-graduate Education Loan Scheme to certain universities and colleges; provide funding for the establishment of a Graduate Diploma in Environment and Planning at the University of Tasmania and six associated scholarships; vary funding levels for certain purposes; and correct a minor drafting error; and
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: vary certain annual funding caps for 2003, 2004 and 2005; and insert an additional funding cap for 2006. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review and Other Matters) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: clarify the intended operation of the Professional Services Review (PSR) Scheme and address certain issues identified by the Federal Court; validate investigative and adjudicative referrals currently under consideration by PSR committees to the extent that the matters referred relate to particular specified conduct or services; amend the age of access to services under the Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Scheme; remove redundant definitions relating to health care and pensioner concession cards; and
    Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Act 1999
    to clarify the transitional provisions in that Act relating to production of documents and obtaining information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Aug 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998
    to: increase the maximum amount of Commonwealth financial assistance grants provided under the 1998-2003 Australian Health Care Agreements; and provide for the tabling of a statement of the total amount of financial assistance paid. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Oct 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    to: extend the application of the National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Processes to Australia’s external territories on the same basis as they apply in the States and mainland Territories; and prohibit the use of “university” or similar words in a company or business name in an external territory without the Minister’s approval. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Other Measures) Bill 2003

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    Date
    11 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    in relation to payment of Medicare benefits for diagnostic imaging services. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health and Ageing Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 [2004]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995
    to clarify the circumstances under which medicare and residential care benefits paid to compensation claimants can be recovered; and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to expand the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register to include previous foreign immunisation of children where these are notified to the Health Insurance Commission by recognised immunisation providers or prescribed bodies; and update certain definitions. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995
    and contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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