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Schedule 1—Amendments

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Health Insurance Act 1973

1  Subsection 129AC(1) (heading)

Omit “ statements ”, substitute “ information ”.

2  Subsection 129AC(1)

Omit “making of a false or misleading statement”, substitute “giving of false or misleading information”.

3  Subsection 129AC(1)

Omit “statement was made”, substitute “information was given”.

4  Subsection 129AC(1)

Omit “making of the statement”, substitute “giving of the information”.

5  After subsection 129AC(1)

Insert:

    (1AAA)  For the purposes of subsection (1), it is immaterial whether the false or misleading information is given:

                     (a)  in a document; or

                     (b)  in a statement; or

                     (c)  in any other form.

6  Paragraph 129ACA(1)(a)

Omit “making of a false or misleading statement”, substitute “giving of false or misleading information”.

7  After subsection 129ACA(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  For the purposes of subsection (1), it is immaterial whether the false or misleading information is given:

                     (a)  in a document; or

                     (b)  in a statement; or

                     (c)  in any other form.

8  Subparagraphs 129ACA(2)(c)(i) and (ii)

Omit “making of the false or misleading statement”, substitute “giving of the false or misleading information”.

9  Paragraph 129ACA(6)(b)

Omit “making of the statement”, substitute “giving of the false or misleading information”.

10  Application provision

             (1)  The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to an amount paid before, on or after the commencement of this Schedule.

             (2)  However, the amendments made by this Schedule do not affect rights or liabilities arising between parties to proceedings:

                     (a)  in which judgment is reserved by a court on or before the commencement of this Schedule; or

                     (b)  which have been heard and finally determined by a court on or before the commencement of this Schedule;

to the extent those rights or liabilities arose from, or were affected by, the application of section 129AC or 129ACA, as in force before the commencement of this Schedule.

(142/20)