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Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Act 2003

  • - C2004A01134
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Act No. 50 of 2003 as made
An Act to amend the Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998, and for related purposes
Administered by: Health
Originating Bill: Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2003
Date of Assent 26 Jun 2003
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Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Act 2003

 

No. 50, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

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

Schedule 1—Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998                                           3

 


 

 

Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Act 2003

No. 50, 2003

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998, and for related purposes

[Assented to 26 June 2003]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Act 2003.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998

  

1  Title

Omit “for the period of 5 years starting on 1 July 1998”.

2  Section 3

Insert:

appropriation period means:

                     (a)  the period of 5 years starting on 1 July 1998; or

                     (b)  the period of 5 years starting on 1 July 2003.

3  Section 3 (definition of eligible person)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

eligible person means:

                     (a)  a person who is an eligible person as defined in subsection 3(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973; or

                     (b)  a person who is treated as an eligible person under section 6, 6A or 7 of that Act (but only to the extent to which the person is so treated).

4  Subsection 4(2)

Omit all the words after “during”, substitute “an appropriation period”.

5  Subsection 4(3)

Omit “exceed $31,800,000,000.”, substitute:

exceed:

                     (a)  in respect of the appropriation period starting on 1 July 1998—$31,800,000,000; and

                     (b)  in respect of the appropriation period starting on 1 July 2003—$42,010,000,000.

6  Subsection 4(5)

Omit “30 June 2003”, substitute “the end of an appropriation period”.

7  At the end of subsection 4(5)

Add “in respect of that appropriation period”.

8  Subsection 5(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A grant of financial assistance under section 4 to a State in relation to a particular appropriation period is (in addition to the condition specified in section 6) subject to:

                     (a)  the conditions applicable to the grant that are specified in an agreement in force between the Commonwealth and the State for that appropriation period; or

                     (b)  if there is no agreement in force specifying the conditions applicable to the grant—the conditions determined by the Minister.

9  At the end of the Act

Add:

7  Delegation

             (1)  The Minister may, by writing signed by him or her, delegate to an SES employee in the Department any of the Minister’s powers under:

                     (a)  paragraph 4(1)(b); and

                     (b)  subsections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3), so far as they relate to financial assistance granted under paragraph 4(1)(b).

             (2)  The delegate is, in the exercise of a power delegated under subsection (1), subject to the directions of the Minister.

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 14 May 2003

Senate on 16 June 2003]

 

(62/03)