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National Health Amendment (Enhancing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

National Health Amendment (Enhancing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Health)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Act 1953 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Part 1—Amendments commencing on the day after Royal Assent       3

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits—Budget and Other Measures) Act 2018   3

Part 2—Amendments commencing on 1 July 2022                                       4

National Health Act 1953                                                                                            4

Part 3—Amendments commencing on 1 October 2022                             36

National Health Act 1953                                                                                          36

Part 4—Amendments commencing on 1 July 2023                                     41

National Health Act 1953                                                                                          41

Part 5—Amendments commencing on 1 July 2027                                     47

National Health Act 1953                                                                                          47

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Act 1953 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the National Health Amendment (Enhancing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Act 2021 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

1 July 2022.

1 July 2022

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3

1 October 2022.

1 October 2022

5.  Schedule 1, Part 4

1 July 2023.

1 July 2023

6.  Schedule 1, Part 5

1 July 2027.

1 July 2027

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.