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National Health Reform Amendment (Administrator and National Health Funding Body) Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

National Health Reform Amendment (Administrator and National Health Funding Body) Bill 2012

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 27, page 10 (line 8), after “Part”, insert “(other than in subsection 238(1))”.

[functions of Administrator]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 27, page 13 (line 9) , after “ monitor ”, insert “ Commonwealth ”.

[functions of Administrator]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 27, page 13 (lines 11 and 12) , omit paragraph 238( 1 )( c ).

[functions of Administrator]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 27, page 13 (after line 17) , at the end of subsection 238( 1 ), add:

Note:          The corresponding legislation of the States will provide that the functions of the Administrator include monitoring State payments into each State Pool Account for the purposes of Division 2 (or equivalent) and making payments from each State Pool Account in accordance with the directions of the State concerned.

[functions of Administrator]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 27, page 13 (lines 32 to 34) , omit subsection 238( 5 ), substitute:

             (5)  To avoid doubt, this Part is not intended:

                     (a)  to give the Commonwealth ownership or control of money in a State Pool Account; or

                     (b)  to affect the obligation of the Administrator under the law of a State to make payments from the State Pool Account of the State in accordance with the directions of the State.

             (6)  To avoid doubt, the Administrator may have regard to information obtained in the exercise or performance of functions under the law of another jurisdiction in the exercise or performance of the Administrator’s functions under Division 2.

[functions of Administrator]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 27, page 17 (lines 11 to 13) , omit subsection 245( 3 ), substitute:

             (3)  The Administrator is required to provide to the responsible Ministers of all jurisdictions a copy of advice provided by the Administrator to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth about the basis on which the Administrator has calculated the payments to be made into State Pool Accounts by the Commonwealth.

[functions of Administrator]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 27, page 18 (line 35) to page 19 (line 6) , omit subsection 248( 1 ), substitute:

             (1)  A National Health Reform law of a State may confer powers or functions, or impose duties, on one or more of the following if the powers, functions or duties relate to the exercise or performance of the functions of the Administrator (including the functions of the Administrator under a National Health Reform law of a State):

                     (a)  the Funding Body;

                     (b)  an officer of the Commonwealth.

Note:          Section 250 sets out when such a law imposes a duty of the Funding Body or an officer of the Commonwealth.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 27, page 19 (line 12), omit “Administrator”, substitute “Funding Body”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 27, page 19 (line 17), omit “Administrator”, substitute “Funding Body”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(10)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 19 (line 21), omit “Administrator”, substitute “Funding Body”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(11)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 19 (line 26), omit “Administrator”, substitute “Funding Body”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(12)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 19 (line 29), omit “Administrator”, substitute “Funding Body or an officer of the Commonwealth”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(13)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 20 (line 3), omit “Administrator”, substitute “Funding Body”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(14)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 20 (line 22), omit “Administrator”, substitute “Funding Body or officer”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(15)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 20 (line 24) , omit “ Administrator ”, substitute “ Funding Body or officer ”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(16)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 20 (line 26), omit “Administrator”, substitute “Funding Body”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(17)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 20 (line 27), omit “Administrator”, substitute “Funding Body”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(18)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 20 (line 30), omit “Administrator”, substitute “Funding Body”.

[conferral of functions and powers by State laws]

(19)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 21 (line 9) , at the end of section 252, add “ (including the Administrator’s functions under a National Health Reform law of a State) ”.

[functions of Funding Body]

(20)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 21 (line 21) , at the end of subsection 255(2), add “ (if appointed) ”.

[appointment of Funding Body CEO]

(21)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 22 (line 14) , at the end of subsection 256(2), add “ (if appointed) ”.

[appointment of Funding Body CEO]