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Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Bill 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006

 

No. 135, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to provide for testing for and treatment of malignant neoplasia in Australian participants in British nuclear tests, and for other purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                2

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Extension to external Territories......................................................... 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

5............ Meaning of nuclear test participant etc.............................................. 4

6............ Procedures for making claims etc........................................................ 6

Part 2—Treatment of malignant neoplasia                                                                7

Division 1—Eligibility to be provided with treatment                                  7

7............ Eligibility............................................................................................ 7

8............ Claims for eligibility........................................................................... 7

9............ Withdrawal of claims.......................................................................... 8

10.......... Determination of claims...................................................................... 8

11.......... Revocation of determination of eligibility.......................................... 8

Division 2—Provision of treatment                                                                        9

12.......... Provision of treatment........................................................................ 9

13.......... Approval of treatment already provided............................................ 9

14.......... Limits on provision of treatment...................................................... 10

15.......... Treatment at hospitals and other institutions.................................. 10

16.......... Application and modification of the Treatment Principles.............. 10

17.......... Application and modification of the Repatriation Private Patient Principles         12

18.......... Application and modification of an approved pharmaceutical scheme 13

Part 3—Travelling expenses                                                                                           15

19.......... Entitlement to travelling expenses.................................................... 15

20.......... Advances of travelling expenses....................................................... 15

21.......... Claims for travelling expenses.......................................................... 16

22.......... Withdrawal of claims........................................................................ 16

23.......... Determination of claims.................................................................... 16

Part 4—Review of decisions                                                                                            17

Division 1—Review by Commission                                                                   17

24.......... Request for review............................................................................ 17

25.......... Review by Commission.................................................................... 17

26.......... Commission must make written record of review decision and reasons  18

27.......... Person who requested review to be notified of decision.................. 18

28.......... Withdrawal of request for review..................................................... 18

Division 2—Review by Administrative Appeals Tribunal                       19

29.......... Review by Administrative Appeals Tribunal.................................. 19

Part 5—Administration and enforcement                                                                 20

Division 1—General                                                                                                     20

30.......... Additional functions of Commission................................................ 20

31.......... Commission not bound by technicalities.......................................... 20

32.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 21

Division 2—Obtaining and giving information etc.                                      22

33.......... Commission may obtain information etc.......................................... 22

34.......... Failure to comply with a notice........................................................ 23

35.......... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 23

36.......... Giving information............................................................................ 24

Division 3—Offences                                                                                                   25

37.......... False or misleading statements or documents relating to treatment. 25

38.......... Medical service providers causing detriment to others.................... 26

39.......... Medical service providers threatening detriment.............................. 26

40.......... Bribery by medical service providers............................................... 27

41.......... Practitioners receiving bribes etc...................................................... 27

42.......... Pathology practitioners making payments to requesting practitioners 28

43.......... Pathology practitioners providing pathology services to persons with whom they have arrangements                28

44.......... Providing staff to be used in pathology services.............................. 29

45.......... Counselling statements inadmissible as evidence............................. 30

Division 4—Recovery of amounts paid because of false or misleading statements         31

46.......... Recovery of amounts paid because of false or misleading statements 31

47.......... Interest payable on amounts paid because of false or misleading statements         31

48.......... Reduction in payments because of previous overpayments............ 33

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        34

49.......... Appropriation.................................................................................. 34

50.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 34

 



 

 

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006

No. 135, 2006

 

 

 

An Act to provide for testing for and treatment of malignant neoplasia in Australian participants in British nuclear tests, and for other purposes

[ Assented to 30 November 2006 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts: