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  • 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

  • Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 May 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998
    to: extend the operation of the Act for a 5-year period commencing on 1 July 2003; appropriate an amount from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for hospital services provided, and projects and programs conducted during the new 5-year period; amend the definition of “eligible person”; provide for additional conditions to apply to grants of financial assistance; and delegate certain ministerial powers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998
    to enable registered private health funds to offer insurance plans to cover all out-of-pocket expenses for out-of-hospital Medicare rebatable services in excess of $1 000 in a calendar year; and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to establish a new safety-net for concession card holders to cover 80 per cent of out-of-pocket expenses for out-of-hospital Medicare rebatable costs which have exceeded $500 in a calendar year; and provide for the introduction of an electronic direct billing option (whereby patients assign their Medicare rebate to their doctor and pay only the gap amount to the doctor), to be available to general practitioners who participate in the General Practice Access Scheme. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • HIH Royal Commission (Transfer of Records) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Provides for the transfer of custody of certain records of the HIH Royal Commission to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    in relation to funding and grant levels for the 2002 and 2003 funding years for certain purposes; and
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    in relation to: the administration and financial management of the Australian Research Council, its advisory structures and research programmes; and extension of ministerial delegations. Also contains transitional and saving provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a framework for the Commonwealth funding of higher education, the bill provides for transitional arrangements and consequential amendments to the
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    and 11 other Acts as a result of the new funding framework. Also amends the
    Australian National University Act 1991
    and
    Maritime College Act 1978
    in relation to the governance structures of the Australian National University and the Australian Maritime College. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Abolition of Compulsory Up-front Student Union Fees) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a framework for the Commonwealth funding of higher education, the bill amends the proposed
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to abolish compulsory student unionism in higher education institutions which receive Commonwealth funding. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a framework for the Commonwealth funding of higher education, the bill replaces the current arrangements under the
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    and provides for: grants (primarily through the Commonwealth Grants Scheme) and other payments to higher education providers; financial assistance to students including: HECS-HELP assistance for student contribution amounts, FEE-HELP assistance for tuition fees, and OS-HELP assistance for overseas study; a Student Learning Entitlement equivalent to 7 years of full-time study; repayment of student loans; administrative matters; provision of higher education in the external Territories; and review of the impact of the proposed Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to introduce new safety-nets to cover 80 per cent of out-of-pocket costs incurred for out-of-hospital Medicare services above a specified threshold in a calendar year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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