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Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2003

2002-2003

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2003

 

No.      , 2003

 

(Health and Ageing)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to medicare and private health insurance, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to out-of-hospital insurance plans 4

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                         4

National Health Act 1953                                                                                           4

Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998                                                     15

Schedule 2—Concessional safety-net                                                                        17

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       17

Schedule 3—General Practice Access Scheme                                                    25

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       25

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to medicare and private health insurance, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare and Private Health Insurance) Act 2003 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, on the day or at the time specified in column 2 of the table.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

2.  Schedule 1, items 1 to 8

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

3.  Schedule 1, items 9 to 12

The later of:

(a) the start of the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 10 of Schedule 1 to the Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform) Act 2003

 

4.  Schedule 1, item 13

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

5.  Schedule 1, items 14 to 22

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, subject to subsection (3)

 

6.  Schedule 1, item 23

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

7.  Schedule 1, items 24 and  25

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, subject to subsection (3)

 

8.  Schedule 1, items 26 to 28

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

9.  Schedule 1, items 29 and 30

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, subject to subsection (3)

 

10.  Schedule 1, items 31 to 39

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

11.  Schedules 2 and 3

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table is for additional information that is not part of this Act. This information may be included in any published version of this Act.

             (3)  If the Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform) Act 2003 receives the Royal Assent before this Act, the amendment made by items 14 to 22, items 24 and 25, and items 29 and 30 of Schedule 1 to this Act are taken not to have been made.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.