Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Dental Patients and Other Measures) Bill 2023

Health and Aged Care
Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Parliament no

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Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to: remove the age limit on eligibility for Medicare benefits for treatment of cleft and craniofacial conditions; enable Services Australia to use a computerised system to manage the Register of Approved Placements; and require bonded participants of the Bonded Medical Program to complete their return of service obligations in an amount of weeks rather than years and make related amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Mar 2023
Second reading moved 22 Mar 2023
Second reading debate 28 Mar 2023
Referred to Federation Chamber 28 Mar 2023
Second reading debate 28 Mar 2023
Second reading agreed to 28 Mar 2023
Reported from Federation Chamber 29 Mar 2023
Third reading agreed to 29 Mar 2023
Introduced and read a first time 30 Mar 2023
Second reading moved 30 Mar 2023

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


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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