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  • National Health Amendment (Continence Aids Payment Scheme) Bill 2010

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    Date
    12 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to enable the minister to establish a scheme to provide for payments to eligible persons as a contribution towards the costs of purchasing products that help manage incontinence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Security Amendment (Background Checking) Bill 2010

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    Date
    19 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    In response to a recommendation of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee report on the AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009, the bill amends the
    National Health Security Act 2007
    to enable the minister to require background checks of individuals who handle or dispose of security sensitive biological agents to be conducted by AusCheck. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Security Amendment Bill 2009

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    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Security Act 2007
    to: enable the minister to suspend certain existing regulatory requirements and specify new conditions to ensure adequate controls are maintained in the event of a security sensitive biological agent (SSBA) outbreak; establish controls relating to the handling of biological agents suspected of being SSBAs; provide for additional search and seizure powers; require registered entities to report certain existing reportable events to state or territory police; require registered entities to lodge nil annual and biannual reports; enable the secretary to cancel registration of an entity no longer handling SSBAs; and amend the definition of ‘biological agent’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical and Other Benefits—Cost Recovery) Bill 2009

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    Date
    12 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to enable regulations to be made for the cost recovery of services provided by the Commonwealth in relation to the exercise of powers for listing medicines, vaccines and other products or services on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and designation of vaccines for the National Immunisation Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical and Other Benefits—Cost Recovery) Bill 2008

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    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to enable regulations to be made for the cost recovery of services provided by the Commonwealth in relation to the exercise of powers for listing medicines, vaccines and other products or services on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and designation of vaccines for the National Immunisation Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2008

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    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to: expand the criteria for determining that brands of pharmaceutical items are co-marketed; provide access to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for government officers (and accompanying spouses and dependants) working overseas; enable married or de facto couples living apart permanently due to illness or infirmity to use the PBS safety net jointly; and make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Security Bill 2007

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    Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    The bill: enables the exchange of public health surveillance information in relation to public health events of national significance; enables the sharing of information with the World Health Organization and countries affected by any event relating to public health or an overseas mass casualty; gives effect to the International Health Regulations 2005; and establishes a scheme for the national registration and regulation of entities handling security-sensitive biological agents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2007

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    Date
    15 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (National HPV Vaccination Program Register) Bill 2007

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    Date
    20 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to establish a National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Program Register to facilitate the implementation of the National HPV Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2007

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    Date
    24 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to change the pricing arrangements for drugs after they are listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, by classifying drugs into formularies and specifying new pricing rules and supply requirements for drugs that have multiple brands and for single brand combination items. Also includes provisions for drugs requiring special pricing arrangements and makes minor, technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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