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

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2016-2017-2018

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CORRECTION TO THE

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

OUTLINE

Under the heading Minor drafting improvements and technical changes, paragraph 3,

omit:

·       updating an obsolete reference to ‘manufacturers’ in the privacy exemption relating to publication of PBS brand level statistics to refer also to ‘responsible persons’;

·       replacing the term ‘medical practitioner’ with ‘PBS prescriber’ for the purposes of supply of pharmaceutical benefits in certain institutional settings;

·       providing consistency for data collection for under co-payment prescriptions by referring also to concessional under co-payment prescriptions; and

·       correcting a minor typographical punctuation error resulting from a previous amendment.

substitute:

·       replacing the term ‘medical practitioner’ with ‘PBS prescriber’ for the purposes of supply of pharmaceutical benefits in certain institutional settings; and

·       providing consistency for data collection for under co-payment prescriptions by referring also to concessional under co-payment prescriptions.

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Health, the Honourable Greg Hunt MP)