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Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Act 2020

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  • - C2020A00150
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Act No. 150 of 2020 as made
An Act to amend the Health Insurance Act 1973, and for related purposes
Administered by: Health and Aged Care
Originating Bill: Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Bill 2020
Registered 22 Dec 2020
Date of Assent 17 Dec 2020
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Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Act 2020

 

No. 150, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Health Insurance Act 1973, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                        3

 


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Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Act 2020

No. 150, 2020

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Health Insurance Act 1973, and for related purposes

[Assented to 17 December 2020]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Act 2020.

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

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

18 December 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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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 1Amendments

  

Health Insurance Act 1973

1  Subsection 129AC(1) (heading)

Omit “statements”, substitute “information”.

2  Subsection 129AC(1)

Omit “making of a false or misleading statement”, substitute “giving of false or misleading information”.

3  Subsection 129AC(1)

Omit “statement was made”, substitute “information was given”.

4  Subsection 129AC(1)

Omit “making of the statement”, substitute “giving of the information”.

5  After subsection 129AC(1)

Insert:

    (1AAA)  For the purposes of subsection (1), it is immaterial whether the false or misleading information is given:

                     (a)  in a document; or

                     (b)  in a statement; or

                     (c)  in any other form.

6  Paragraph 129ACA(1)(a)

Omit “making of a false or misleading statement”, substitute “giving of false or misleading information”.

7  After subsection 129ACA(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  For the purposes of subsection (1), it is immaterial whether the false or misleading information is given:

                     (a)  in a document; or

                     (b)  in a statement; or

                     (c)  in any other form.

8  Subparagraphs 129ACA(2)(c)(i) and (ii)

Omit “making of the false or misleading statement”, substitute “giving of the false or misleading information”.

9  Paragraph 129ACA(6)(b)

Omit “making of the statement”, substitute “giving of the false or misleading information”.

10  Application provision

             (1)  The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to an amount paid before, on or after the commencement of this Schedule.

             (2)  However, the amendments made by this Schedule do not affect rights or liabilities arising between parties to proceedings:

                     (a)  in which judgment is reserved by a court on or before the commencement of this Schedule; or

                     (b)  which have been heard and finally determined by a court on or before the commencement of this Schedule;

to the extent those rights or liabilities arose from, or were affected by, the application of section 129AC or 129ACA, as in force before the commencement of this Schedule.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 29 October 2020

Senate on 9 December 2020]

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