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A Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Act 1953, and for related purposes
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Registered 11 Sep 2019
Introduced HR 11 Sep 2019
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2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

National Health Amendment (Safety Net Thresholds) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Health)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Act 1953, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Safety net thresholds                                                                               3

National Health Act 1953                                                                                          3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Act 1953, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the National Health Amendment (Safety Net Thresholds) Act 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

1 January 2020.

1 January 2020

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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 1Safety net thresholds

  

National Health Act 1953

1  Section 99F (definition of concessional beneficiary safety net)

Omit “60”, substitute “48”.

2  Section 99F (definition of general patient safety net)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

general patient safety net means the amount of $1,486.80.

3  After subsection 99G(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Despite subsection (1), the general patient safety net is not to be indexed on 1 January 2020.