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National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2011

 

 

No.      , 2011

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to the National Health and Hospitals Network, and for other purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Object.................................................................................................. 2

4............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 2

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

6............ Vacancies............................................................................................ 4

7............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 4

Part 2—Commission’s establishment, functions and powers                       6

8............ Establishment of the Commission....................................................... 6

9............ Functions of the Commission............................................................. 6

10.......... Additional provisions about standards, guidelines and indicators....... 8

11.......... Additional provisions about model national accreditation schemes... 10

12.......... Constitutional limits.......................................................................... 11

13.......... Powers of the Commission............................................................... 12

14.......... Charging of fees................................................................................ 12

15.......... Commission has privileges and immunities of the Crown................ 13

16.......... Ministerial directions......................................................................... 13

Part 3—The Board of the Commission                                                                   14

Division 1—Establishment and role of the Board                                        14

17.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 14

18.......... Role................................................................................................... 14

Division 2—Members of the Board                                                                     15

19.......... Membership...................................................................................... 15

20.......... Appointment of Board members....................................................... 15

21.......... Period of appointment for Board members....................................... 16

22.......... Acting Board members..................................................................... 16

23.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 17

24.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 18

25.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 18

26.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 18

27.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 19

Division 3—Procedures of the Board                                                                 20

28.......... Convening of meetings..................................................................... 20

29.......... Presiding at meetings........................................................................ 20

30.......... Quorum............................................................................................. 20

31.......... Voting at meetings............................................................................ 20

32.......... Decisions without meetings.............................................................. 21

33.......... Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 21

34.......... Minutes............................................................................................. 21

Division 4—Delegation by the Board                                                                  22

35.......... Delegation by the Board.................................................................... 22

Part 4—Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants                                23

Division 1—Chief Executive Officer of the Commission                         23

36.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 23

37.......... Role................................................................................................... 23

38.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 23

39.......... Acting appointments......................................................................... 24

40.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 24

41.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 25

42.......... Leave................................................................................................. 25

43.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 25

44.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 25

45.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 26

46.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 27

Division 2—Staff and consultants                                                                         28

47.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 28

48.......... Persons assisting the Commission.................................................... 28

49.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 28

Part 5—Committees                                                                                                             29

50.......... Committees....................................................................................... 29

51.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 29

Part 6—Reporting and planning obligations of the Commission            31

52.......... Minister may require the Commission to prepare reports or give information          31

53.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 32

54.......... Work plan......................................................................................... 32

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        34

55.......... CEO not subject to direction by the Board on certain matters........... 34

56.......... Taxation............................................................................................ 34

57.......... Compliance with standards and guidelines........................................ 34

58.......... Protection of patient confidentiality................................................... 34

59.......... Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws etc........................ 35

60.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 35

 



A Bill for an Act relating to the National Health and Hospitals Network, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: