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Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Bill 2010

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THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDWIFE PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY (COMMONWEALTH CONTRIBUTION) SCHEME BILL 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

Amendments to be Moved on Behalf of the Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by the authority of the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP)





MIDWIFE PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY (COMMONWEALTH CONTRIBUTION) SCHEME BILL 2009

 

outline

 

The amendment to the Bill clarifies that collaborative arrangements with medical practitioners will be required of eligible midwives.   The details of these requirements will be specified in subordinate legislation.

 

 

Financial impact statement

 

The amendment to the Bill has no financial impact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



MIDWIFE PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY (COMMONWEALTH CONTRIBUTION) SCHEME BILL 2009

 

NOTES ON CLAUSES

 

Amendment 1 - Clause 5, page 5 (lines 9 and 10)

Item 1 amends the definition of eligible midwife in clause 5, by substituting a new paragraph (c), and inserting an additional requirement that the person will only satisfy this definition in so far as the person practises midwifery in a collaborative arrangement or collaborative arrangements of a kind or kinds specified in the rules, being a collaborative arrangement or arrangements with one or more medical practitioners of a kind or kinds specified in the rules.