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


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health and Ageing

Summary

Amends the: National Health Act 1953 and Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998 in relation to the obligations of registered organisations; and to remove the rule change assessment process which requires registered health benefits organisations to submit all rule changes for government approval and replace it with a system of monitoring and compliance; and National Health Act 1953 to: increase the powers of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) to investigate complaints and resolve disputes; provide for an annual “state of the health funds” report by the PHIO; and make amendments to the lifetime health cover provisions.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06/03/03  
Second reading moved 06/03/03  
Second reading agreed to 09/09/03  
Committee of the Whole debate 09/09/03 Amendment details: 5 Government and 4 Australian Democrats agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 10/09/03 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/09/03  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/09/03  
Second reading moved 04/12/03  
Second reading agreed to 11/02/04  
Third reading agreed to 11/02/04  
     
Assent 27/02/04 Act no.: 1 - Year: 2004
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum

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  • Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

  • (S) Australian Democrats 1

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  • (S) Australian Greens 1

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  • (S) Government 1

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes