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Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the: Health Insurance Act 1973 to: introduce a shared debt recovery scheme that provides that, where contractual or other arrangements exist between a practitioner and an employer or corporate entity, both may be held responsible for the repayment of a compliance debt; and clarify that the jurisdiction of the Professional Services Review extends to officers of organisations that engage Medicare practitioners as contractors; Health Insurance Act 1973 and Dental Benefits Act 2008 in relation to record-keeping requirements, administrative penalties and debt-recovery arrangements; and National Health Act 1953 to: enable the recovery of certain statutory debts by giving a garnishee notice; and introduce requirements for pharmacists to provide documents to substantiate claims.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23/05/18  
Second reading moved 23/05/18  
Second reading debate 19/06/18  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/18  
Consideration in detail debate 19/06/18 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 19/06/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21/06/18  
Second reading moved 21/06/18  
Second reading debate 21/06/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/06/18  
Third reading agreed to 28/06/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 28/06/18  
Assent 29/06/18 Act no: 64 - Year: 2018
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [Sheet EU135]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes