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National Health Amendment (COVID-19) Act 2021

Authoritative Version
  • - C2021A00108
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Act No. 108 of 2021 as made
An Act to amend the National Health Act 1953, and for related purposes
Administered by: Health
Originating Bill: National Health Amendment (COVID-19) Bill 2021
Registered 17 Sep 2021
Date of Assent 13 Sep 2021
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National Health Amendment (COVID‑19) Act 2021

 

No. 108, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the National Health Act 1953, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

National Health Act 1953                                                                                          3

 


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National Health Amendment (COVID-19) Act 2021

No. 108, 2021

 

 

 

An Act to amend the National Health Act 1953, and for related purposes

[Assented to 13 September 2021]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the National Health Amendment (COVID‑19) Act 2021.

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

13 September 2021

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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

  

National Health Act 1953

1  After Part VIIIA

Insert:

Part VIIIBCOVID‑19 vaccines and treatments

  

132G  Provision of COVID‑19 vaccines and treatments

             (1)  The Minister may provide or arrange for the provision of:

                     (a)  COVID‑19 vaccines (including boosters); and

                     (b)  treatments for COVID‑19; and

                     (c)  consumables related to the use of such vaccines and treatments.

             (2)  To avoid doubt:

                     (a)  subsection (1) covers payments for vaccines, treatments or consumables even if arrangements to purchase those vaccines, treatments or consumables were made before this Part commenced; and

                     (b)  this Part does not limit the provision of vaccines, treatments or consumables for COVID‑19 or any other disease or ailment under another provision of this Act or any other law.

             (3)  This Part has no effect after 30 June 2022.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 26 August 2021

Senate on 1 September 2021]

(110/21)