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National Health Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000
Schedule  1 Amendment of the National Health Act 1953


1  Subsection 84(1) (definition of professional allowance )

Repeal the definition.

2  Subsection 90(3C)

Omit “2000”, substitute “2005”.

3  Paragraph 98B(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

4  Paragraph 98B(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  if an agreement referred to in section 98BAA provides for the Tribunal to perform functions under the agreement—those functions.

5  Paragraph 99AAB(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

6  Paragraph 99K(1)(a)

Omit all the words after “under”, substitute “section 90”.

7  Paragraphs 99K(1)(c), (da), (db) and (e)

Repeal the paragraphs.

8  Subsection 99L(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  The Minister must, by writing, determine the rules subject to which the Authority is to make recommendations under subsection 99K(1).

9  Saving

A rule made under paragraph 99L(1)(a) of the National Health Act 1953 that is in force immediately before the commencement of this item is taken to be a rule made under subsection 99L(1) of that Act (as substituted by this Act).

10  Section 99Y

Omit “2000”, substitute “2005”.

11  Division 4C of Part VII

Repeal the Division.

12  Application

The repeal of Division 4C of Part VII of the National Health Act 1953 made by item 11 applies in relation to:

                     (a)  payments of isolated pharmacy allowance and remote pharmacy allowance in respect of periods commencing on or after 1 July 2000; and

                     (b)  payments of professional allowance in respect of the provision of professional services on or after 1 July 2000.

13  Subsections 105AB(10), (11A) and (11B)

Repeal the subsections.

14  Paragraphs 105AD(2)(b), (c), (ca), (cb), (f) and (g)

Repeal the paragraphs.

15  Paragraph 105AD(3)(a)

Omit “, 99ZA, 99ZAA or 99ZDA”.


[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 31 May 2000

Senate on 22 June 2000 ]