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Dental Benefits Bill 2008

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Dental Benefits Bill 2008



Schedule of the amendment made by the Senate






(1)           Page 47 (after line 14), at the end of the bill, add:

68  Review of operation of Act

             (1)  The Minister must cause an independent review of the operation of this Act to be undertaken as soon as possible after the first anniversary of the commencement of this Act.

             (2)  Further independent reviews of the operation of this Act must be made as soon as practicable after the third anniversary of the commencement of this Act and at three yearly intervals thereafter.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report of each review mentioned in subsection (1) and (2) to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of the day on which the report is given to the Minister.

             (4)  The review must be conducted by a panel which must comprise not less than five persons, including:

                     (a)  a person occupying the position of Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer;

                     (b)  a person nominated by the Australian Dental Association;

                     (c)  a person nominated by the Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia;

                     (d)  two other persons nominated by the Minister, at least one of whom must have qualifications in medicine or dentistry.







Clerk of the Senate



The Senate

18 June 2008