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A Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Reform Act 2011, and for related purposes
Administered by: Health
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Registered 21 May 2013
Introduced HR 15 May 2013
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2010‑2011‑2012‑2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Health Reform Amendment (Definitions) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Health and Ageing)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Reform Act 2011, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

National Health Reform Act 2011                                                                            3

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Reform Act 2011, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the National Health Reform Amendment (Definitions) Act 2013.

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                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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

  

National Health Reform Act 2011

1  Section 5 (definitions of local hospital network)

Repeal the definitions, substitute:

local hospital network means an organisation that is a local hospital network (however described) for the purposes of the National Health Reform Agreement.

2  Section 5 (definition of primary health care organisation)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

primary health care organisation means a body or organisation prescribed in an instrument under subsection 5A(1).

3  Section 5 (definition of private hospital)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

private hospital means:

                     (a)  a hospital within the meaning of subsection 121‑5(5) of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007, where the statement under subsection 121‑5(8) of that Act is that the hospital is a private hospital; or

                     (b)  a body or organisation prescribed in an instrument under subsection 5A(2).

4  Section 5 (definition of public hospital)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

public hospital means:

                     (a)  a body or organisation to which a provision (including a definition) of a law of a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory applies, being a provision prescribed in an instrument under subsection 5A(3); or

                     (b)  a body or organisation prescribed in an instrument under subsection 5A(5); or

                     (c)  in relation to a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory in respect of which neither paragraph (a) nor (b) applies—a public hospital (within the ordinary meaning of that expression).

5  After section 5

Insert:

5A  Legislative instruments for definitions of primary health care organisation, private hospital and public hospital

Primary health care organisation

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, prescribe bodies or organisations for the purposes of the definition of primary health care organisation in section 5.

Private hospital

             (2)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, prescribe bodies or organisations for the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of private hospital in section 5.

 Public hospital

             (3)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, prescribe a provision (including a definition) of a law of a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory for the purposes of paragraph (a) of the definition of public hospital in section 5.

             (4)  However, before prescribing in an instrument under subsection (3) a provision (including a definition) of a law of a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory, the Minister must consult the State/Territory Health Minister of the State or Territory.

             (5)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, prescribe bodies or organisations for the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of public hospital in section 5.

             (6)  However, the Minister must not prescribe in an instrument under subsection (5) a body or organisation located in a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory without the written agreement of the State/Territory Health Minister of the State or Territory.

6  Subsection 62(1)

Omit “entities or facilities”.

7  Subsection 62(6) (heading)

Omit “entity or facility”, substitute “network or hospital”.