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  • Health Legislation Amendment (Medical Practitioners' Qualifications and Other Measures) Bill 2001

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care Portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

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    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

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare) Bill 2004

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    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

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2010

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    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953
    to: enable nurse practitioners and appropriately qualified and experienced midwives to request appropriate diagnostic imaging and pathology services for which Medicare benefits may be paid; and allow these health professionals to prescribe certain medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Medical Indemnity Act 2002
    ,
    Medicare Australia Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Minimum Proficiency Requirements for Medical Practitioners) Bill 2000

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    31 May 2001 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care Portfolio 

    Bill

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Podiatric Surgery and Other Matters) Bill 2004

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    Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to provide for payment of benefits for hospital treatment associated with podiatric surgery;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953
    in relation to provision of Hospital Casemix Protocol data;
    National Health Act 1953
    to provide for the continuing supply of pharmaceutical benefits in the event of the death of an approved pharmacist; and
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995
    and
    Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Other Measures) Act 2003
    to correct drafting errors. 

    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

  • 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 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 Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care Portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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