Text of bill | Explanatory memoranda | Second reading speeches | Proposed amendments | Schedules of amendments | Bills Digest

Bills of the current Parliament

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of bills homepages, the authoritative sources for verifying the progress of bills are the House of Representatives Votes and Proceedings and the Journals of the Senate.

Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the: Medical Indemnity Act 2002 to ensure that claims made against midwives in private practice whose registration is not endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to prescribe scheduled medicines are eligible under the Allied Health Schemes, where the claim relates to incidents that occurred on or from 1 July 2020; and Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010 to expand eligibility of the Midwifes Schemes to cover claims made against midwives in private practice whose registration has been endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to prescribe schedule medicines, irrespective of whether the midwife is covered under a professional indemnity insurance policy as an employee or in an independent capacity.

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 27/05/21  
Second reading moved 27/05/21  
Second reading debate 16/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/21  
Second reading moved 17/06/21  
Second reading debate 17/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 17/06/21  
Assent 23/06/21 Act no: 48 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

MS-Word PDF HTML
  • As passed by both Houses

MS-Word PDF HTML

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

MS-Word PDF HTML

Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes