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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits—Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the National Health Act 1953 to: increase the current statutory price reduction that applies when the first new brand of an existing pharmaceutical item is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS); extend and introduce statutory price reductions applying on certain anniversaries of an F1 formulary drug being listed on the PBS; introduce ministerial discretion in relation to the application of statutory price reductions in certain circumstances; make minor amendments to price disclosure arrangements; provide new circumstances whereby a new presentation of a brand of pharmaceutical item may be listed without being subject to a new brand statutory price reduction; continue the operation of the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority and the pharmacy location rules beyond 30 June 2020; and make technical amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/10/17  
Second reading moved 18/10/17  
Second reading debate 07/02/18  
Referred to Federation Chamber 07/02/18  
Second reading debate 07/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 07/02/18  
Reported from Federation Chamber 08/02/18  
Third reading agreed to 08/02/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/02/18  
Second reading moved 12/02/18  
Second reading debate 13/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/02/18  
Third reading agreed to 13/02/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/02/18  
Assent 20/02/18 Act no: 1 - Year: 2018
     

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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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 8361]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes