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National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2011

2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010

 

 

No.      , 2010

 

(Health and Ageing)

 

 

 

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                       5

8............ Establishment of the Commission....................................................... 5

9............ Functions of the Commission............................................................. 5

10.......... Additional provisions about standards, guidelines and indicators....... 7

11.......... Additional provisions about model national accreditation schemes..... 9

12.......... Constitutional limits.......................................................................... 10

13.......... Powers of the Commission............................................................... 11

14.......... Charging of fees................................................................................ 11

15.......... Commission has privileges and immunities of the Crown................ 11

16.......... Ministerial directions......................................................................... 12

Part 3—The Board of the Commission                                                                   13

Division 1—Establishment and role of the Board                                        13

17.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 13

18.......... Role................................................................................................... 13

Division 2—Members of the Board                                                                     14

19.......... Membership...................................................................................... 14

20.......... Appointment of Board members....................................................... 14

21.......... Period of appointment for Board members....................................... 15

22.......... Acting Board members..................................................................... 15

23.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 16

24.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 17

25.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 17

26.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 17

27.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 18

Division 3—Procedures of the Board                                                                 19

28.......... Convening of meetings..................................................................... 19

29.......... Presiding at meetings........................................................................ 19

30.......... Quorum............................................................................................. 19

31.......... Voting at meetings............................................................................ 19

32.......... Decisions without meetings.............................................................. 20

33.......... Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 20

34.......... Minutes............................................................................................. 20

Division 4—Delegation by the Board                                                                  21

35.......... Delegation by the Board.................................................................... 21

Part 4—Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants                                22

Division 1—Chief Executive Officer of the Commission                         22

36.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 22

37.......... Role................................................................................................... 22

38.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 22

39.......... Acting appointments......................................................................... 23

40.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 23

41.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 24

42.......... Leave................................................................................................. 24

43.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 24

44.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 24

45.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 25

46.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 26

Division 2—Staff and consultants                                                                         27

47.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 27

48.......... Persons assisting the Commission.................................................... 27

49.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 27

Part 5—Committees                                                                                                             28

50.......... Committees....................................................................................... 28

51.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 28

Part 6—Reporting and planning obligations of the Commission            30

52.......... Minister may require the Commission to prepare reports or give information          30

53.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 31

54.......... Work plan......................................................................................... 31

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        33

55.......... CEO not subject to direction by the Board on certain matters........... 33

56.......... Taxation............................................................................................ 33

57.......... Compliance with standards and guidelines........................................ 33

58.......... Protection of patient confidentiality................................................... 33

59.......... Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws etc........................ 34

60.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 34

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts: