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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits—Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits—Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Price reductions for new brands of pharmaceutical items   4

Part 1—25% price reduction                                                                                      4

National Health Act 1953                                                                                           4

Part 2—16% price reduction                                                                                    21

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         21

Schedule 2—Statutory price reductions                                                                  30

Part 1—Amendments commencing day after Royal Assent                    30

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         30

Part 2—Amendments commencing 1 July 2022                                            36

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         36

Schedule 3—Price disclosure price reduction thresholds                             37

Part 1—Amendments commencing day after Royal Assent                    37

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         37

Part 2—Amendments commencing 1 July 2022                                            41

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         41

Schedule 4—New brands                                                                                                 42

Part 1—Amendments commencing day after Royal Assent                    42

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         42

Part 2—Amendments commencing 1 July 2022                                            47

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         47

Schedule 5—Pharmacy location rules                                                                      49

Part 1—Australian Community Pharmacy Authority                                  49

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         49

Part 2—Miscellaneous                                                                                                 50

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         50

Schedule 6—Name changes                                                                                            51

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         51

Schedule 7—Safety net                                                                                                      52

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         52

Schedule 8—Prescription and supply                                                                       58

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         58

Schedule 9—Data collection                                                                                            60

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         60

 

 



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 is the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits—Budget and Other Measures) Act 2018 .

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

Provisions

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, Part 1

1 October 2018.

1 October 2018

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

1 July 2022.

1 July 2022

4.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 2

1 July 2022.

1 July 2022

6.  Schedule 3, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 3, Part 2

1 July 2022.

1 July 2022

8.  Schedule 4, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedule 4, Part 2

1 July 2022.

1 July 2022

10.  Schedules 5 to 9

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.