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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the National Health Act 1953 to: enable the minister, the secretary or the Chief Executive Medicare to arrange for the use of computer programs to make decisions and determinations, exercise powers or comply with obligations and do anything else related to those actions; enable approved pharmacists whose premises have been affected by disaster or exceptional circumstances to supply pharmaceutical benefits at alternative premises in the same locality for a limited period and be paid for claims at the full rate; and ensure that entitlements for concessional beneficiaries and their dependants will apply for pharmaceutical benefits until midnight on the day of a person’s death.

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 24/11/16  
Second reading moved 24/11/16  
Second reading debate 20/03/17  
Second reading agreed to 20/03/17  
Third reading agreed to 20/03/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21/03/17  
Second reading moved 21/03/17  
Second reading debate 27/03/17  
Second reading agreed to 27/03/17  
Third reading agreed to 27/03/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 27/03/17  
Assent 28/03/17 Act no: 16 - Year: 2017
     

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
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)