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Health Legislation Amendment (Pharmacy Location Arrangements) Bill 2006


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health and Ageing

Summary

Amends the National Health Act 1953 to: extend the operation of pharmacy location rules and their administration by the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority (ACPA) to 30 June 2010; increase the membership of the ACPA to include a consumer representative; provide for a Ministerial discretionary power in relation to approval of a pharmacist; clarify the Secretary’s ability to approve more than one pharmacist to supply pharmaceutical benefits in respect of particular premises and the Minister’s power to determine conditions relating to premises applying to approval to supply pharmaceutical benefits; simplify the approval process for pharmacists wishing to expand or contract their premises; and make minor technical amendments.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16/02/06  
Second reading moved 16/02/06  
Second reading agreed to 29/03/06  
Third reading agreed to 29/03/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/03/06  
Second reading moved 29/03/06  
Second reading agreed to 29/03/06  
Third reading agreed to 29/03/06  
     
Assent 03/05/06 Act no.: 37 - Year: 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4873]
ALLISON, Lyn

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)