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Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1999

 

 

 

 

Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 3) 1999

 

No. 159, 1999



 

 

 

 

Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 3) 1999

 

No. 159, 1999

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend legislation relating to health, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Registration of registered organizations and related matters               3

National Health Act 1953                                                                                           3

Schedule 2—The prudential regulation of registered organizations         22

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                           22

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         22

Part 2—Amendments omitting references to friendly societies                     102

National Health Act 1953                                                                                       102

Schedule 3—Private health insurance incentives                                              104

Part 1—Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998                                   104

Part 2—Health Insurance Commission Act 1973                                             122

Part 3—National Health Act 1953                                                                          123

Schedule 4—The professional services review scheme                                 125

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                     125

 



Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 3) 1999

No. 159, 1999

 

 

 

An Act to amend legislation relating to health, and for related purposes

[ Assented to 8 December 1999 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                         This Act may be cited as the Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 3) 1999 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), Schedule 1 and Part 1 of Schedule 2 commence on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (3)  If Schedule 1 and Part 1 of Schedule 2 do not commence under subsection (2) within 6 months after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

             (4)  Part 2 of Schedule 2 commences:

                     (a)  unless paragraph (b) applies—on the day that is the transfer day for the purposes of the Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1999 ; or

                     (b)  if that transfer day occurs before the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to this Act—immediately after the commencement of that Part of that Schedule.

             (5)  Schedule 3 is taken to have commenced on 1 January 1999.

             (6)  Item 1 of Schedule 4 is taken to have commenced on the same day as item 44 of Schedule 1 to the Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Act 1999 , immediately after the commencement of that last-mentioned item.

3   Schedule(s )

                   Subject to section 2, each Act 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.