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Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Bill 2012

Originating house
House of Representatives
Health and Ageing


Introduced with the National Health Reform Amendment (Administrator and National Health Funding Body) Bill 2012, the bill: responds to the Full Federal Court decision in Kutlu v Director of Professional Services Review (2011) 197 FCR 177 by validating certain acts; and amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 in relation to: the judgments in Daniel v Health Insurance Commission and Others (2003) 200 ALR 379 and Kelly v Daniel (2004) 134 FCR 64 by requiring the Chief Executive Medicare to request the Director of Professional Services Review to review services by a person if the services have been provided in circumstances that constitute a prescribed pattern of services; allied health practitioners; the meaning of service; the extension of time in certain circumstances for final reports and determinations; the Professional Services Review Committee or Determining Authority not continuing an investigation in certain circumstances; the date of effect for final determinations; referrals to the Medicare Participation Review Committee; referrals to appropriate regulatory bodies; disqualified practitioners; details to be included in patient referrals; and technical amendments consequent on the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09/05/12  
Second reading moved 09/05/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 09/05/12  
Second reading debate 09/05/12  
Second reading agreed to 09/05/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 09/05/12  
Third reading agreed to 09/05/12  
Introduced and read a first time 10/05/12  
Second reading moved 10/05/12  
Second reading debate 18/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 18/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 18/06/12  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 18/06/12  
Assent 27/06/12 Act no.: 76 - Year: 2012

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Explanatory memoranda

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Second reading speeches

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Schedules of amendments

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