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National Health Amendment (Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement Initiatives) Bill 2012

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  • National Health Amendment (Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement Initiatives) Bill 2011
Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the National Health Act 1953 to enable: pharmacists to use a standardised medication chart when supplying and claiming medicines for persons in residential care services; pharmacists to supply a pharmaceutical benefit to a patient who is unable to present a valid prescription; and the minister to make determinations about the conditions that apply to the provision of maximum quantities or repeats of certain medicines.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23 Nov 2011
Second reading moved 23 Nov 2011
Second reading debate 08 Feb 2012
Second reading debate 16 Feb 2012
Second reading agreed to 16 Feb 2012
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
16 Feb 2012
Third reading agreed to 16 Feb 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27 Feb 2012
Second reading moved 27 Feb 2012
Second reading debate 01 Mar 2012
Second reading agreed to 01 Mar 2012
Third reading agreed to 01 Mar 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 01 Mar 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 8
  • Year: 2012
20 Mar 2012

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.