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Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2022

Originating house
Health and Aged Care


Amends the: Health Insurance Act 1973 to: broaden the remit of the Professional Services Review (PSR) to make agreements with any person under review who acknowledges inappropriate practice (including bodies corporate); and introduce new sanctions for persons who fail to respond to a notice to produce documents to the Director of the PSR or to a PSR Committee, or fail to appear at hearings; Health Insurance Act 1973, National Health Act 1953 and Dental Benefits Act 2008 to provide for: the recovery of interest payable on certain debts; the application of administrative penalties to Shared Debt Recovery Scheme debts; the use of financial information gathering powers in debt recovery; Administrative Appeal Tribunal reviews where one or more garnishee notices are issued in relation to certain debts; and clarification of the Commonwealth's ability to recover debts from a person or the estate of a person.

Progress of bill

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Introduced and read a first time 03/08/22  
Second reading moved 03/08/22  
Second reading debate 27/10/22  
Second reading agreed to 27/10/22  
Third reading agreed to 27/10/22  
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 07/11/22  
Second reading moved 28/11/22  
Second reading debate 28/11/22  
Second reading agreed to 28/11/22  
Third reading agreed to 28/11/22  
Finally passed both Houses 28/11/22  
Assent 05/12/22 Act no: 77 - Year: 2022

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Considered by scrutiny committee (07/09/2022): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 6 of 2022
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)