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Dental Benefits Legislation Amendment Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the: Dental Benefits Act 2008 and Health Insurance Act 1973 to apply the Professional Services Review Scheme to dental services provided under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule; Health Insurance Act 1973 to require the Chief Executive Medicare (CEM) to waive certain debts incurred by dentists in relation to the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS); and Dental Benefits Act 2008 to: enable the CEM or their delegate to obtain certain documents from dentists to substantiate the payments of benefits under the CDBS; delegate ministerial functions and powers; amend the definition of ‘dental practitioner’; enable the disclosure of certain protected information; and make a technical amendment.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/03/14  
Second reading moved 26/03/14  
Second reading debate 20/10/14  
Second reading debate 22/10/14  
Second reading debate 23/10/14  
Second reading agreed to 23/10/14  
Third reading agreed to 23/10/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28/10/14  
Second reading moved 28/10/14  
Second reading debate 30/10/14  
Second reading agreed to 30/10/14  
Third reading agreed to 30/10/14  
     
Finally passed both Houses 30/10/14  
Assent 03/11/14 Act no.: 115 - Year: 2014
     

Text of bill

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)