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Medical Indemnity (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002
Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Health Insurance Act 1973

1  Subsection 130(1)

After “ Health Insurance Commission Act 1973 ”, insert “or the medical indemnity legislation”.

2  Subsection 130(25)

Insert:

medical indemnity legislation means:

                     (a)  the Medical Indemnity Act 2002 ; and

                     (b)  the Medical Indemnity (Enhanced UMP Indemnity) Contribution Act 2002 ; and

                     (c)  the Medical Indemnity (IBNR Indemnity) Contribution Act 2002 .

Health Insurance Commission Act 1973

3  After paragraph 3A(1)(ba)

Insert:

                    (bb)  an offence against the Medical Indemnity Act 2002 ; or

4  Paragraph 3A(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  an offence against section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914 , or section 11.1, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code , that relates to an offence referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (ba) or (bb).

5  After paragraph 3A(2)(b)

Insert:

                    (ba)  an offence against the Medical Indemnity Act 2002 ; or

6  Paragraph 3A(2)(c)

Omit “or (b)”, substitute “, (b) or (ba)”.

7  Paragraph 3A(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  an offence against section 134.1, 134.2, 135.1, 135.2, 135.4, 136.1, 137.1, 137.2, 145.2 or 145.3 of the Criminal Code that relates to:

                              (i)  a claim for payment in respect of the rendering of a professional service; or

                             (ii)  an indemnity scheme payment.

8  After paragraph 3A(2A)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  an offence against the Medical Indemnity Act 2002 ; or

9  Paragraph 3A(2A)(d)

Omit “or (c)”, substitute “, (c) or (ca)”.

10  Paragraph 3A(2A)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  an offence against section 134.1, 134.2, 135.1, 135.2, 135.4, 136.1, 137.1, 137.2, 145.2 or 145.3 of the Criminal Code that relates to:

                              (i)  a claim for payment in respect of the rendering of a professional service; or

                             (ii)  an indemnity scheme payment.

11  Subsection 3A(3)

Omit “paragraphs (2)(d) and (2A)(e)”, substitute “subsections (2) and (2A)”.

12  Subsection 3A(3)

Insert:

indemnity scheme payment has the same meaning as in the Medical Indemnity Act 2002 .

13  At the end of section 42

Add:

             (2)  The annual report must also include information about the operation of the following Acts during the financial year to which the report relates:

                     (a)  the Medical Indemnity Act 2002 ;

                     (b)  the Medical Indemnity (Enhanced UMP Indemnity) Contribution Act 2002 ;

                     (c)  the Medical Indemnity (IBNR Indemnity) Contribution Act 2002 .

National Health Act 1953

14  Subsection 135A(1)

After “ Health Insurance Commission Act 1973 ”, insert “or the medical indemnity legislation”.

15  Subsection 135A(24)

Insert:

medical indemnity legislation means:

                     (a)  the Medical Indemnity Act 2002 ; and

                     (b)  the Medical Indemnity (Enhanced UMP Indemnity) Contribution Act 2002 ; and

                     (c)  the Medical Indemnity (IBNR Indemnity) Contribution Act 2002 .

 

 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 13 November 2002

Senate on 9 December 2002 ]

(238/02)