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A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    08 Aug 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care Portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • Date
    30 Aug 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care Portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • Date
    15 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998
    to: extend the appropriation period from five to six years; and increase the amount appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund by $10.25 billion. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Dec 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care Portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    DUTTON, Peter, MP 
    Summary
    The bill: specifies actions the minister must take when a dental practitioner who has provided a dental service and claimed a Medicare benefit payment is required to repay the benefit because certain administrative processes have not been undertaken; and requires the minister to table a report in Parliament detailing the actions taken. Also amends the Health Insurance (Dental Services) Determination 2007 to allow for circumstances where a Medicare benefit can be paid where a written quotation was not provided prior to dental treatment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BUSHBY, Sen David 
    Summary
    The bill: specifies actions the minister must take when a dental practitioner who has provided a dental service and claimed a Medicare benefit payment is required to repay the benefit because certain administrative processes have not been undertaken; and requires the minister to table a report in Parliament detailing the actions taken. Also amends the Health Insurance (Dental Services) Determination 2007 to allow for circumstances where a Medicare benefit can be paid where a written quotation was not provided prior to dental treatment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 2003
    to: increase the Medicare rebate from 85 per cent to 100 per cent of the schedule fee for services provided by general practitioners; and ensure that families who are eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A are also eligible for the lower $300 safety net threshold. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to allow specialists and consultant physicians access to the 90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme where the original claim for the Medicare benefit is submitted electronically to Medicare Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum