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A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to midwife professional indemnity, and for related purposes
Administered by: Health
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Registered 03 Mar 2011
Introduced HR 03 Mar 2011
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2010‑2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midwife Professional Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Health and Ageing)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to midwife professional indemnity, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010          3

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run‑off Cover Support Payment) Act 2010 4

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to midwife professional indemnity, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Midwife Professional Indemnity Legislation Amendment Act 2011.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day this Act 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                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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 1Amendments

  

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010

1  After subsection 11(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  For the purposes of paragraph 11(3)(g), the Rules may specify one or more classes of practice that are taken not to be practice of a kind referred to in that paragraph and, without limiting the way in which a class may be specified, the class may be described by reference to the following:

                     (a)  the ownership or control (however described) of a corporation of which one or more eligible midwives are employees;

                     (b)  the true nature of the class of practice.

          (3B)  To avoid doubt, Rules made for the purposes of subsection (3A) may be expressed to take effect from a date before the Rules are registered under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

2  At the end of section 31

Add:

             (6)  For the purposes of paragraph (c) of the definition of private practice as a midwife in subsection (5), the Rules may specify one or more classes of practice that are taken not to be practice of a kind referred to in that paragraph and, without limiting the way in which a class may be specified, the class may be described by reference to the following:

                     (a)  the ownership or control (however described) of a corporation of which one or more eligible midwives are employees;

                     (b)  the true nature of the class of practice.

             (7)  To avoid doubt, Rules made for the purposes of subsection (6) may be expressed to take effect from a date before the Rules are registered under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run‑off Cover Support Payment) Act 2010

3  Subsection 7(3) (formula)

Repeal the formula, substitute:

4  Application of amendment made by item 3

The amendment made by item 3 applies to each contribution year starting on or after 1 July 2010.