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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Amends the National Health Act 1953 to: provide for prices for medicines supplied under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to be expressed uniformly across different programs based on one ex-manufacturer price for all brands of a pharmaceutical item; provide for this uniform price to be used to set prices for different quantities of a pharmaceutical item and to calculate price changes, patient charges and price disclosure reductions; and make technical amendments in relation to listing PBS medicines for supply only through PBS prescriber bags.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23/05/12  
Second reading moved 23/05/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 30/05/12  
Second reading debate 31/05/12  
Second reading agreed to 31/05/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 31/05/12  
Third reading agreed to 31/05/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/12  
Second reading moved 18/06/12  
Second reading debate 20/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 20/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 20/06/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20/06/12  
Assent 28/06/12 Act no.: 87 - Year: 2012
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes