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  • Health Insurance (Dental Services) Bill 2012 [No. 2]

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    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

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2012]

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    Date
    24 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: provide that the minister retains the power to decide an application for approval as a higher education provider although the required timeframe may have expired; require VET providers to notify the minister in writing of events which may affect their ability to comply with quality and accountability requirements; provide for the authorisation of certain uses and disclosures of information; allow the secretary to revoke or vary any determination made to pay an advance to a VET provider in certain circumstances; clarify that a VET provider must provide statistical and other information although an approved form of provision has not been specified; and make administrative arrangements relating to the assessment of an individual’s higher education loan program debt. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2011

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    Date
    10 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to make administrative changes to the FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP programs by: requiring the minister to be satisfied that a body corporate is ‘fit and proper’; providing flexibility in the ‘principal purpose’ requirements; enabling the minister to give qualified approvals; providing for procedural fairness before a provider’s approval is suspended; and including new decisions which are subject to review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Revival of Table Items) Bill 2009

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    Date
    28 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    CORMANN, Sen Mathias;FIELDING, Sen Steve;XENOPHON, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to provide that if an item in the general medical services table is disallowed under the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    , the corresponding item in the previous regulations is taken to apply from the time of disallowance. 

    Bill

  • Health and Ageing Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 [2004]

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    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

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    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 (Private Health Insurance Reform) Bill 2003 [2004]

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    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 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

  • 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

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