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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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)......................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Approved ex-manufacturer price                                                    3

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     3

National Health Act 1953                                                                                           3

Part 2—Application, saving and transitional provisions                             20

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                             20

Division 2—Converting approved price to pharmacists to approved ex-manufacturer price of brands of pharmaceutical items (other than single brands of combination items)                21

Division 3—Converting approved price to pharmacists to approved ex-manufacturer price of single brands of combination items                                                                               28

Division 4—Converting claimed prices of brands of pharmaceutical items   29

Division 5—Other                                                                                                       31

Schedule 2—Price disclosure                                                                                          34

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   34

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         34

Part 2—Application provision                                                                                 36

Schedule 3—Prescriber bag supplies                                                                        37

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   37

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         37

Part 2—Application, saving and transitional provisions                             42

 



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 2012 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on 1 October 2012.

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.