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Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2010


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Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2009



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health and Ageing

Summary

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 and National Health Act 1953 to: enable nurse practitioners and appropriately qualified and experienced midwives to request appropriate diagnostic imaging and pathology services for which Medicare benefits may be paid; and allow these health professionals to prescribe certain medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also makes consequential amendments to the Health Insurance Act 1973, Medical Indemnity Act 2002, Medicare Australia Act 1973 and National Health Act 1953.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/06/09  
Second reading moved 24/06/09  
Second reading debate 20/08/09  
Second reading debate 07/09/09  
Second reading debate 08/09/09  
Second reading agreed to 08/09/09  
Third reading agreed to 08/09/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/09/09  
Second reading moved 09/09/09  
Second reading debate 15/03/10  
Second reading debate 16/03/10  
Second reading agreed to 16/03/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/03/10 Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 16/03/10  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 16/03/10 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 16/03/10  
Assent 12/04/10 Act no.: 29 - Year: 2010
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5965]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet CN232]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/06/2009): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (17/08/2009)
  • Referred to Committee (23/11/2009): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (01/02/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )