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National Health Amendment (Enhancing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2021

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

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Summary

Amends the: National Health Act 1953 to: provide for price reductions on the fifth, tenth and fifteenth anniversary of a drug listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), and when the first new brand of a drug lists on the PBS; retain ministerial discretion to ensure that the minister can intervene if a legislated price reduction were to have an unintended consequence; and establish a price reduction floor, and stockholding requirements, for certain PBS listed brands that may be susceptible to global medicines shortages; and National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits—Budget and Other Measures) Act 2018 to remove redundant provisions.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Oct 2021
Second reading moved 28 Oct 2021
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2021
Second reading debate 30 Nov 2021
Second reading agreed to 30 Nov 2021
Consideration in detail debate 30 Nov 2021
Third reading agreed to 30 Nov 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30 Nov 2021
Second reading moved 30 Nov 2021
Second reading debate 02 Dec 2021
Second reading agreed to 02 Dec 2021
Committee of the Whole debate 02 Dec 2021
Third reading agreed to 02 Dec 2021
Finally passed both Houses 02 Dec 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 139
  • Year: 2021
13 Dec 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

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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