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Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to: enable pharmacists to substitute a different medicine for one that has been prescribed where there is a serious scarcity of the prescribed medicine; allow the making of regulations to establish a unique device identification database for the traceability and monitoring of medical devices in Australia; enable authorised employees in the Department of Health to obtain and possess prescription medicines, or unapproved therapeutic goods, without contravening state and territory laws; allow the making of regulations to prohibit the import, export, supply or manufacture of therapeutic goods that are prohibited under international agreements; ensure the timely availability of COVID-19 vaccines by enabling the secretary to consent to the importation and supply of registered or listed therapeutic goods that do not have their registration or listing number on the label; make amendments in relation to the operation of the data protection scheme for assessed listed medicines; and make minor and technical amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09 Dec 2020
Second reading moved 09 Dec 2020
Second reading debate 02 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 03 Feb 2021
Second reading agreed to 03 Feb 2021
Third reading agreed to 03 Feb 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03 Feb 2021
Second reading moved 03 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 18 Feb 2021
Second reading agreed to 18 Feb 2021
Third reading agreed to 18 Feb 2021
Finally passed both Houses 18 Feb 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 8
  • Year: 2021
19 Feb 2021

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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