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National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 2011

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REVISED

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 2011

 

( 1 )     Schedule  1 , item  21 , page 47 (lines 1 to 8) , omit section  211 , substitute:

211  Conditions to be met before public reporting

             (1)  The Pricing Authority must not report publicly (whether on the internet or otherwise) unless:

                     (a)  if the report has been given to the Minister and each State/Territory Health Minister—a period of 30 days has elapsed since the report was so given; or

                     (b)  if the report has not been given to the Minister and each State/Territory Health Minister—a period of 3 months has elapsed since the report was completed.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a report is given to the Minister under paragraph (1)(a); and

                     (b)  the report contains one or more recommendations; and

                     (c)  the Minister does not agree to adopt one or more of the recommendations;

the Minister must publish on the internet his or her reasons for not adopting the recommendation or recommendations.

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a report under section 212.

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