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Schedule 7—Legislative instruments

Schedule 7 Legislative instruments

   

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006

1  Subsection 4(1) (definition of approved pharmaceutical scheme )

Repeal the definition.

2  Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme means the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in force under section 91 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

3  Section 18 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

18   Application and modification of Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

4  Subsection 18(1)

Omit “An approved pharmaceutical scheme, or, if such a scheme”, substitute “The Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, or, if that scheme”.

5  Subsection 18(2)

Omit “an approved pharmaceutical scheme”, substitute “the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme”.

6  Transitional provisions

(1)       An approved pharmaceutical scheme as modified and applying under section 18 of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 immediately before the commencement of this item continues to apply on and after that commencement as if it were the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme as modified and applying under that section as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not prevent the exercise of powers under that section in relation to the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme on or after the commencement of this item.

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

7  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

pharmaceutical benefits determination : see subsection 286(3).

treatment determination : see subsection 286(4).

8  At the end of section 67

Add:

             (5)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003 , the guide, or an amendment of the guide, may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

9  Section 286 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

286   Determination for providing treatment or pharmaceutical benefits

10  Subsections 286(2) to (6)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Determination must be approved by the Minister

             (2)  A determination under subsection (1) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

             (3)  A determination under subsection (1), so far as it relates to paragraph (1)(c), approved by the Minister and as in force from time to time is a pharmaceutical benefits determination .

             (4)  Any other determination under subsection (1) approved by the Minister and as in force from time to time is a treatment determination .

Variation or revocation of determinations

             (5)  The Commission may, by written determination, vary or revoke a pharmaceutical benefits determination or treatment determination.

             (6)  A determination under subsection (5) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Legislative instruments

          (6A)  A determination under subsection (1) or (5) made by the Commission and approved by the Minister is a legislative instrument made by the Minister on the day on which the determination is approved.

Incorporation of other instruments

          (6B)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003 :

                     (a)  a determination under subsection (1); or

                     (b)  a determination under subsection (5) varying a pharmaceutical benefits determination or treatment determination;

may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

11  Transitional provisions

(1)       A determination in force under section 286 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 immediately before the commencement of this item continues in force on and after that commencement as if it were:

                     (a)  if the determination related to paragraph 286(1)(c) of that Act—a pharmaceutical benefits determination in force under that section; or

                     (b)  otherwise—a treatment determination in force under that section.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not prevent a variation or revocation of a pharmaceutical benefits determination or treatment determination on or after the commencement of this item.

12  Paragraph 287(1)(b)

Omit “the determination made under section 286”, substitute “a treatment determination under section 286”.

13  Paragraph 287(2A)(b)

Omit “determined under subparagraph 286(1)(h)(i)”, substitute “mentioned in subparagraph 286(1)(h)(i) and specified in a treatment determination”.

14  Subsection 287(2A)

After “in accordance with”, insert “the treatment determination as it relates to”.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

15  Subsection 5Q(1) (definition of approved Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans’ Pensions )

Repeal the definition.

16  Subsection 5Q(1)

Insert:

Approved Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans’ Pensions : see subsection 29(3).

17  Subsection 5Q(1) (definition of approved Treatment Principles )

Repeal the definition.

18  Subsection 5Q(1)

Insert:

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme : see subsection 91(3).

19  Subsection 5Q(1) (definition of Repatriation Private Patient Principles )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Repatriation Private Patient Principles : see subsection 90A(4).

20  Subsection 5Q(1)

Insert:

Treatment Principles : see subsection 90(4).

Vehicle Assistance Scheme : see subsection 105(9).

Veterans’ Children Education Scheme : see subsection 117(7).

Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme : see subsection 115B(7).

21  Paragraph 13(7)(h)

Omit “scheme known as the”.

22  Subsection 21A(1)

Omit “approved”, substitute “Approved”.

23  Paragraph 22(4)(c)

Omit “approved”, substitute “Approved”.

24  Section 29 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

29   Approved Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans’ Pensions

25  Subsection 29(1)

Omit all the words from and including “from time to time” to and including “setting out”, substitute “in writing, determine a guide setting out”.

26  Subsections 29(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Determination must be approved by the Minister

             (2)  A determination under subsection (1) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

             (3)  A determination under subsection (1) approved by the Minister and as in force from time to time is the Approved Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans’ Pensions .

Variation or revocation of Approved Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans’ Pensions

          (3A)  The Commission may, by written determination, vary or revoke the Approved Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans’ Pensions.

          (3B)  A determination under subsection (3A) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Guide is binding

27  Subsection 29(4)

Omit “approved” (wherever occurring), substitute “Approved”.

28  Before subsection 29(5)

Insert:

Extent of incapacity

29  Subsections 29(8), (9) and (10)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Legislative instruments

           (10)  A determination under subsection (1) or (3A) made by the Commission and approved by the Minister is a legislative instrument made by the Minister on the day on which the determination is approved.

30  Subsection 29(11)

Omit “the document or instrument”, substitute “the legislative instrument”.

31  At the end of section 29

Add:

Incorporation of other instruments

           (12)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003 :

                     (a)  a determination under subsection (1); or

                     (b)  a determination under subsection (3A) varying the Approved Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans’ Pensions;

may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

32  Transitional provisions

(1)       The approved Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans’ Pensions in force under section 29 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item continues in force on and after that commencement as if it were the Approved Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans’ Pensions in force under that section as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not prevent a variation or revocation of the Approved Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans’ Pensions on or after the commencement of this item.

33  Paragraph 52(1)(m)

Omit “the scheme administered by the Commonwealth known as”.

34  Paragraph 70(10A)(e)

Omit “scheme known as the”.

35  Paragraph 84(3A)(b)

Omit “specified under paragraph 90(1B)(a)”, substitute “mentioned in paragraph 90(1B)(a) and specified in the Treatment Principles”.

36  Subsection 84(3A)

After “in accordance with”, insert “the Treatment Principles as they relate to”.

37  Section 90 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

90   Treatment Principles

38  Subsection 90(1)

Omit all the words from and including “from time to time” to and including “setting out”, substitute “in writing, determine principles setting out”.

39  At the end of subsection 90(1)

Add:

Note:          For eligible person , see subsection (8).

40  Subsections 90(1A) and (1B)

Omit “The Treatment Principles”, substitute “A determination under subsection (1)”.

41  Subsection 90(2)

Omit “document referred to in”, substitute “determination under”.

42  Subsection 90(2)

Omit “the document”, substitute “the determination”.

43  Subsections 90(3) to (7)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Determination must be approved by the Minister

             (3)  A determination under subsection (1) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

             (4)  A determination under subsection (1) approved by the Minister and as in force from time to time is the Treatment Principles .

Variation or revocation of Treatment Principles

             (5)  The Commission may, by written determination, vary or revoke the Treatment Principles.

             (6)  A determination under subsection (5) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Legislative instruments

             (7)  A determination under subsection (1) or (5) made by the Commission and approved by the Minister is a legislative instrument made by the Minister on the day on which the determination is approved.

Incorporation of other instruments

          (7A)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003 :

                     (a)  a determination under subsection (1); or

                     (b)  a determination under subsection (5) varying the Treatment Principles;

may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

Treatment Principles are binding on the Commission

          (7B)  The Treatment Principles are binding on the Commission in the exercise of its powers and discretions under this Part.

Eligible person

44  Transitional provisions

(1)       The approved Treatment Principles in force under section 90 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item continue in force on and after that commencement as if they were the Treatment Principles in force under that section as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not prevent a variation or revocation of the Treatment Principles on or after the commencement of this item.

(3)       The amendments made by this Schedule do not affect the continuity of any modifications of the Treatment Principles, being modifications in force under section 16 of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 immediately before the commencement of this item.

45  Section 90A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

90A   Repatriation Private Patient Principles

46  At the end of subsection 90A(1)

Add:

Note:          For eligible person , see subsection (9).

47  Subsection 90A(2)

Omit “The principles”, substitute “A determination under subsection (1)”.

48  Subsections 90A(3) to (5)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Determination must be approved by the Minister

             (3)  A determination under subsection (1) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

             (4)  A determination under subsection (1) approved by the Minister and as in force from time to time is the Repatriation Private Patient Principles .

Variation or revocation of Repatriation Private Patient Principles

             (5)  The Commission may, by written determination, vary or revoke the Repatriation Private Patient Principles.

          (5A)  A determination under subsection (5) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Legislative instruments

          (5B)  A determination under subsection (1) or (5) made by the Commission and approved by the Minister is a legislative instrument made by the Minister on the day on which the determination is approved.

Incorporation of other instruments

          (5C)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003 :

                     (a)  a determination under subsection (1); or

                     (b)  a determination under subsection (5) varying the Repatriation Private Patient Principles;

may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

49  Subsection 90A(6)

Omit “an instrument referred to in subsection (5)”, substitute “a determination referred to in subsection (5B)”.

50  Subsection 90A(6)

Omit “approves it”, substitute “approved the determination”.

51  Subsection 90A(7)

Repeal the subsection.

52  Before subsection 90A(8)

Insert:

When treatment is provided as a private patient

53  Before subsection 90A(9)

Insert:

Eligible person

54  Transitional provisions

(1)       The Repatriation Private Patient Principles in force under section 90A of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item continue in force on and after that commencement as if they were the Repatriation Private Patient Principles in force under that section as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not prevent a variation or revocation of the Repatriation Private Patient Principles on or after the commencement of this item.

(3)       The amendments made by this Schedule do not affect the continuity of a notice in force under subsection 90B(1) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item.

(4)       The amendments made by this Schedule do not affect the continuity of any modifications of the Repatriation Private Patient Principles, being modifications in force under section 17 of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 immediately before the commencement of this item.

55  Section 91 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

91   Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

56  Subsection 91(1)

Omit “from time to time, by instrument in writing, prepare”, substitute “in writing, determine”.

57  At the end of subsection 91(1)

Add:

Note:          For pharmaceutical benefits , see subsection (9).

58  Subsection 91(1A)

Omit “an instrument”, substitute “a determination”.

59  Subsection 91(1A)

Omit “the instrument” (wherever occurring), substitute “the determination”.

60  Subsections 91(2) to (5)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Determination must be approved by the Minister

             (2)  A determination under subsection (1) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

             (3)  A determination under subsection (1) approved by the Minister and as in force from time to time is the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme .

Variation or revocation of Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

             (4)  The Commission may, by written determination, vary or revoke the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

             (5)  A determination under subsection (4) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Legislative instruments

          (5A)  A determination under subsection (1) or (4) made by the Commission and approved by the Minister is a legislative instrument made by the Minister on the day on which the determination is approved.

Incorporation of other instruments

          (5B)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003 :

                     (a)  a determination under subsection (1); or

                     (b)  a determination under subsection (4) varying the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme;

may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

Inquiry by Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal

61  Subsection 91(6)

Omit “an approved scheme or a determination under paragraph 286(1)(c) of the MRCA”, substitute “the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme under this section or a pharmaceutical benefits determination under section 286 of the MRCA”.

62  Paragraph 91(8)(a)

Omit “prepare an instrument under subsection (2) varying the approved scheme”, substitute “, under subsection (4), vary the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme”.

63  Paragraph 91(8)(b)

Omit “vary the determination under paragraph 286(1)(c) of the MRCA”, substitute “, under subsection 286(5) of the MRCA, vary the pharmaceutical benefits determination under section 286 of the MRCA”.

64  Before subsection 91(9)

Insert:

Pharmaceutical benefits

65  Subsection 91(9) (definition of approved scheme )

Repeal the definition.

66  Transitional provisions

(1)       The scheme in force under section 91 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item continues in force on and after that commencement as if it were the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in force under that section as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not prevent a variation or revocation of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme on or after the commencement of this item.

67  Subsection 93K(1) (definition of pharmaceutical benefits scheme )

Repeal the definition.

68  Subsection 93L(1)

Omit “pharmaceutical benefits scheme”, substitute “Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme”.

69  Section 93N

Omit “pharmaceutical benefits scheme”, substitute “Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme”.

70  Section 105 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

105   Vehicle Assistance Scheme

71  Subsection 105(1)

Omit “by instrument in writing, prepare a scheme, called the Vehicle Assistance Scheme,”, substitute “in writing, determine a scheme”.

72  Subsections 105(2) to (4)

Repeal the subsections.

73  Subsection 105(5)

Omit “Vehicle Assistance Scheme”, substitute “scheme”.

74  Subsection 105(6)

Repeal the subsection.

75  Paragraph 105(7)(b)

Omit “locomotion; and”, substitute “locomotion.”.

76  Paragraph 105(7)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

77  At the end of section 105

Add:

Determination must be approved by the Minister

             (8)  A determination under subsection (1) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

             (9)  A determination under subsection (1) approved by the Minister and as in force from time to time is the Vehicle Assistance Scheme .

Variation or revocation of Vehicle Assistance Scheme

           (10)  The Commission may, by written determination, vary or revoke the Vehicle Assistance Scheme.

           (11)  A determination under subsection (10) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Legislative instruments

           (12)  A determination under subsection (1) or (10) made by the Commission and approved by the Minister is a legislative instrument made by the Minister on the day on which the determination is approved.

Provision of benefits

           (13)  The Commission may provide benefits for veterans referred to in subsection (5) under and in accordance with the provisions of the Vehicle Assistance Scheme.

78  Transitional provisions

(1)       The scheme in force under section 105 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item continues in force on and after that commencement as if it were the Vehicle Assistance Scheme in force under that section as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not prevent a variation or revocation of the Vehicle Assistance Scheme on or after the commencement of this item.

79  Subsection 115A(1) (definition of Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme )

Repeal the definition.

80  Section 115B (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

115B   Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme

81  Subsection 115B(1)

Omit “from time to time, by instrument in writing, make a scheme, to be called the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme,”, substitute “in writing, determine a scheme”.

82  Subsections 115B(2) to (4)

Repeal the subsections.

83  Subsection 115B(5)

Omit “Scheme” (wherever occurring), substitute “scheme”.

84  Subsection 115B(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Determination must be approved by the Minister

             (6)  A determination under subsection (1) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

             (7)  A determination under subsection (1) approved by the Minister and as in force from time to time is the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme .

Variation or revocation of Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme

             (8)  The Commission may, by written determination, vary or revoke the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme.

             (9)  A determination under subsection (8) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Legislative instruments

           (10)  A determination under subsection (1) or (8) made by the Commission and approved by the Minister is a legislative instrument made by the Minister on the day on which the determination is approved.

Consultation

           (11)  Before making a determination under subsection (1) or (8), the Commission must consult such organisations and associations, representing the interests of the veteran community, as the Commission thinks appropriate.

85  Transitional provisions

(1)       The scheme in force under section 115B of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item continues in force on and after that commencement as if it were the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme in force under that section as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not prevent a variation or revocation of the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme on or after the commencement of this item.

86  Subsection 116(1) (definition of Scheme )

Repeal the definition.

87  Section 117 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

117   Veterans’ Children Education Scheme

88  Subsection 117(1)

Omit “from time to time, by instrument in writing, prepare a scheme, to be called the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme,”, substitute “in writing, determine a scheme”.

89  Subsections 117(2) to (4)

Repeal the subsections.

90  Subsection 117(5)

Omit “Scheme” (wherever occurring), substitute “scheme”.

91  At the end of section 117

Add:

Determination must be approved by the Minister

             (6)  A determination under subsection (1) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

             (7)  A determination under subsection (1) approved by the Minister and as in force from time to time is the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme .

Variation or revocation of Veterans’ Children Education Scheme

             (8)  The Commission may, by written determination, vary or revoke the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme .

             (9)  A determination under subsection (8) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Legislative instruments

           (10)  A determination under subsection (1) or (8) made by the Commission and approved by the Minister is a legislative instrument made by the Minister on the day on which the determination is approved.

92  Transitional provisions

(1)       The scheme in force under section 117 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item continues in force on and after that commencement as if it were the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme in force under that section as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not prevent a variation or revocation of the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme on or after the commencement of this item.

93  Section 118 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

118   Commission may provide benefits under Veterans’ Children Education Scheme

94  Subsection 118(1)

Omit “Scheme”, substitute “Veterans’ Children Education Scheme”.

95  Subsection 118(2)

Omit “scheme”, substitute “Veterans’ Children Education Scheme”.

96  Paragraph 118A(1)(c)

Omit “scheme known as the”.