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Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2010

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2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2009

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 4 (line 10), omit paragraph (b) of the definition of participating midwife , substitute:

                     (b)  otherwise—an eligible midwife;

so far as the eligible midwife renders a service in a collaborative arrangement or collaborative arrangements of a kind or kinds specified in the regulations, with one or more medical practitioners of a kind or kinds specified in the regulations, for the purposes of this definition.

[collaborative arrangements]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 4 (line 18), omit paragraph (b) of the definition of participating nurse practitioner , substitute:

                     (b)  otherwise—an eligible nurse practitioner;

so far as the eligible nurse practitioner renders a service in a collaborative arrangement or collaborative arrangements of a kind or kinds specified in the regulations, with one or more medical practitioners of a kind or kinds specified in the regulations, for the purposes of this definition.

[collaborative arrangements]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 70, page 22 (line 2), at the end of the definition of authorised midwife , add “, so far as the eligible midwife provides midwifery treatment in a collaborative arrangement or collaborative arrangements of a kind or kinds specified in a legislative instrument made by the Minister for the purposes of this definition, with one or more medical practitioners of a kind or kinds specified in the legislative instrument”.

[collaborative arrangements]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 71, page 22 (line 6), at the end of the definition of authorised nurse practitioner , add “, so far as the eligible nurse practitioner provides nurse practitioner treatment in a collaborative arrangement or collaborative arrangements of a kind or kinds specified in a legislative instrument made by the Minister for the purposes of this definition, with one or more medical practitioners of a kind or kinds specified in the legislative instrument”.

[collaborative arrangements]