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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010

2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010

 

No.      , 2010

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Act 1953 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Increasing the 12.5% price reduction to 16%                          3

National Health Act 1953                                                                                           3

Schedule 2—One-off 2%, 5% and 25% price reductions                              8

National Health Act 1953                                                                                           8

Schedule 3—Merging of Part A and Part T of F2                                           23

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         23

Schedule 4—Price disclosure                                                                                          24

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         24

Schedule 5—Under co-payment data                                                                       33

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         33

Schedule 6—Special arrangements                                                                            36

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        36

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         36

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     43

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       43

Medicare Australia Act 1973                                                                                   43

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                             44

Schedule 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                              47

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         47

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Act 1953 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Act 2010.

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

1 February 2011.

1 February 2011

3.  Schedules 2, 3 and 4

1 December 2010.

1 December 2010

4.  Schedule 5

1 April 2012.

1 April 2012

5.  Schedules 6 and 7

1 December 2010.

1 December 2010

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in Column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be 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.