Bills Digest No. 150  2000-01 Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2001

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Passage History
Main Provisions
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Passage History

Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2001

Date Introduced: 29 March 2001

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Health and Aged Care

Commencement: When Schedule 1 of the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Act 2001 commences


To amend the Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Act 1989 to allow annual charges to be levied in respect of the inclusion of medical devices on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (the Register).


The background to this Bill is explained in detail in the Bills Digest for the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Bill 2001.

Main Provisions

Currently, under the Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Act 1989, annual charges are payable in respect of the 'listing' or 'registration' of therapeutic goods. If the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Bill 2001 is passed, medical devices will be 'included' on the Register rather than 'listed' or 'registered'.

Item 3 of Schedule 1 of the Bill amends the Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Act 1989 so that annual charges will be payable also for medical devices that are 'included' on the Register. Under item 5, this extends to medical devices which are 'included' on the Register pursuant to a corresponding State law.

Charges will be payable even if a particular medical device or class of medical devices is suspended from the Register (item 2).

The regulations may prescribe different charges for different classes of therapeutic goods, including different classes of medical devices (item 7). The exemption from annual charges for low volume manufacturers of therapeutic goods is also extended to medical devices (items 8 and 9).

Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Katrine Del Villar
7 June 2001
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