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Health Insurance Amendment (Inappropriate and Prohibited Practices and Other Measures) Bill 2007

2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Insurance Amendment (Inappropriate and Prohibited Practices and Other Measures) Bill 2007

 

No.      , 2007

 

(Health and Ageing)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Main amendments                                                                                     3

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                         3

Medicare Australia Act 1973                                                                                   41

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             42

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to the form of pathology requests 45

Part 1—Amendment of the Health Insurance Act 1973                            45

Part 2—Provisions dealing with the effect of the Health Insurance (Pathology Services) Regulations 1989                                                                                                                               46

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Health Insurance Amendment (Inappropriate and Prohibited Practices and Other Measures) Act 2007 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

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

1 March 2008.

1 March 2008

3.  Schedule 2

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 both Houses of 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 contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

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.