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Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Fees) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to remove the requirement for new specialists and consultant physicians to pay a $30 prescribed fee when applying for access to higher Medicare rebates.

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 17/02/21  
Second reading moved 17/02/21  
Second reading debate 12/05/21  
Second reading agreed to 12/05/21  
Third reading agreed to 12/05/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/05/21  
Second reading moved 12/05/21  
Second reading agreed to 13/05/21  
Third reading agreed to 13/05/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/05/21  
Assent 27/05/21 Act no: 40 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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)