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Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform) Bill 2003 [2004]

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2002-2003

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform) Bill 2003

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 10 (after line 34), after item 15, insert:

15A  Subsection 73B(2)

After “ Gazette ”, insert “, and free of charge on the Department’s website not later than 5 working days after the action is taken by the Minister,”.

[internet publication]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 20, page 12 (line 5), subsection 73BEA(1), omit “may”, substitute “must”.

[mandatory regulations]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 20, page 12 (after line 14), at the end of section 73BEA, add:

             (3)  The Department must publish on its website guidance to the public on how the Department will interpret and apply the performance indicators provided for by this section.

[public notification of application of performance indicators]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 20, page 19 (after line 15), at the end of section 73BEJ, add:

             (6)  A direction given by the Minister in accordance with this section must be published free of charge by the Secretary on the Department’s website not later than 5 working days after the direction is given.

[internet publication of ministerial directions]