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Health and Ageing Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 [2004]

2002-2003

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health and Ageing Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

 

No.      , 2003

 

(Health and Ageing)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation about health and ageing, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          5

Part 1—Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee membership    5

National Health Act 1953                                                                                           5

Part 2—Special supply arrangements                                                                     6

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                         6

Health Insurance Commission Act 1973                                                                  6

National Health Act 1953                                                                                           6

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             10

Part 3—Pharmacists supplying benefits at or from other premises before approval           11

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         11

Part 4—Safety net provisions                                                                                  13

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         13

Part 5—Approved hospital authorities                                                                14

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         14

Part 6—Cancellation of approvals                                                                         15

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         15

Schedule 2—New HIC claiming model                                                                    16

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         16

Schedule 3—Restoring specialist recognition                                                       17

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       17

Schedule 4—Medicare benefits and overseas doctors etc.                           18

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       18

Schedule 5—Technical amendments                                                                         19

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   19

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       21

 



A Bill for an Act to amend legislation about health and ageing, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Health and Ageing Legislation Amendment Act 2003 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, on the day or at the time specified in column 2 of the table.

 

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 on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

3.  Schedule 2

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

4.  Schedules 3 and 4

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

5.  Schedule 5, item 1

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

6.  Schedule 5, item 2

Immediately after the commencement of paragraph 9-1(2)(c) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

7.  Schedule 5, item 3

Immediately after the commencement of paragraph 16-1(2)(c) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

8.  Schedule 5, item 4

Immediately after the commencement of paragraph 39-3(6)(a) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

9.  Schedule 5, item 5

Immediately after the commencement of paragraph 44-6(5)(a) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

10.  Schedule 5, item 6

Immediately after the commencement of item 13 of Schedule 1 to the Aged Care Amendment (Omnibus) Act 1999

 

11.  Schedule 5, item 7

Immediately after the commencement of paragraph 44-8B(c) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

12.  Schedule 5, item 8

Immediately after the commencement of subsection 44-24(5) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

13.  Schedule 5, item 9

Immediately after the commencement of subsection 54-1(2) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

14.  Schedule 5, item 10

Immediately after the commencement of paragraphs 56-1(ka) and (kc) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

15.  Schedule 5, item 11

Immediately after the commencement of paragraph 56-3(ia) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

16.  Schedule 5, item 12

Immediately after the commencement of paragraph 56-3(ib) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

17.  Schedule 5, item 13

Immediately after the commencement of paragraph 56-3(ic) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

18.  Schedule 5, item 14

Immediately after the commencement of subparagraph 57-2(1)(aa)(ii) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

19.  Schedule 5, item 15

Immediately after the commencement of subparagraph 57A-2(1)(a)(iii) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

20.  Schedule 5, item 16

Immediately after the commencement of items 4 and 5 of Schedule 1 to the Aged Care Amendment Act 2000

 

21.  Schedule 5, item 17

Immediately after the commencement of section 85-1 (table item 50) of the Aged Care Act 1997

 

22.  Schedule 5, items 18 and 19

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

23.  Schedule 5, items 20 to 22

Immediately after the commencement of item 56 of Schedule 1 to the Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

 

24.  Schedule 5, item 23

Immediately after the commencement of paragraph 16B(1)(a) of the Health Insurance Act 1973

 

25.  Schedule 5, item 24

Immediately after the commencement of subsection 16B(6) of the Health Insurance Act 1973

 

26.  Schedule 5, items 25 to 30

Immediately after the commencement of section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973

 

27.  Schedule 5, item 31

Immediately after the commencement of subsection 61(9) of the Health Insurance Act 1973

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table is for additional information that is not part of this Act. This information may be included 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.