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Health Insurance Amendment (General Practitioners and Quality Assurance) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to: simplify administrative processes for recognition as a specialist general practitioner (GP) for Medicare purposes; align Medicare eligibility for GPs with the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme registration requirements; and replace references to repealed legislation in relation to the definition of a quality assurance activity under the Qualified Privilege Scheme. Also repeals the Health Practitioner Regulation (Consequential Amendments) Act 2010.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/02/20  
Second reading moved 27/02/20  
Second reading debate 14/05/20  
Second reading agreed to 14/05/20  
Third reading agreed to 14/05/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/05/20  
Second reading moved 14/05/20  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (02/04/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 6 of 2020