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National Health Amendment (General Co-payment) Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Aged Care
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
47

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Summary

Amends the National Health Act 1953 to: reduce the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) general patient charge from $42.50 to $30 (indexed annually); and enable approved pharmacists and medical practitioners to apply an optional discount to certain PBS medicines with a Commonwealth price between the new co-payment of $30 and the current co-payment of $42.50.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 07 Sep 2022
Second reading moved 07 Sep 2022
Second reading debate 27 Sep 2022
Second reading debate 28 Sep 2022
Second reading agreed to 28 Sep 2022
Third reading agreed to 28 Sep 2022
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25 Oct 2022
Second reading moved 25 Oct 2022
Second reading debate 26 Oct 2022
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Independent (Senator Pocock) agreed to
26 Oct 2022
Third reading agreed to 26 Oct 2022
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 27 Oct 2022
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
27 Oct 2022
Finally passed both Houses 27 Oct 2022
Assent
  • Act no: 53
  • Year: 2022
09 Nov 2022

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

Senate

Schedules of amendments

Bills digest

Notes

Helpful information

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.

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