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SR 1979 No. 55 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Apr-1979
Tabled Senate04-Apr-1979
Gazetted 02 Apr 1979
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Statutory Rules

1979 No. 55

REGULATIONS UNDER THE NATIONAL HEALTH ACT 19531

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the National Health Act 1953.

          Dated this twenty-ninth day of March 1979.

                                                                                                                           ZELMAN COWEN

                                                                                                                           Governor-General

          By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

RALPH J. HUNT

Minister of State for Health

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AMENDMENTS OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH
(PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS) REGULATIONS
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1              Interpretation

                Regulation 5 of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations is amended by omitting “, or deemed to be approved,” from the definition of “approved pharmaceutical chemist” in sub-regulation (1).

2              Heading

                The heading to Part II of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations is amended by inserting “, DENTISTS” after “CHEMISTS”.

3              After regulation 8 of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations the following regulation is inserted:

Numbering of approvals

“8A.        Where the Permanent Head approves–

                (a)    a dental practitioner under section 84A of the Act; or

               (b)    a pharmaceutical chemist under section 90 of the Act,

he may allot a number to that approval.”.

4              Writing of prescriptions

                Regulation 19 of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations is amended by inserting after paragraph (c) of sub-regulation (1) the following paragraph:

            “(ca)    in the case of a participating dental practitioner, states in the prescription the number allotted to his approval under regulation 8A;”.

5              Supply of pharmaceutical benefits on prescriptions

                Regulation 21 of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations is amended–

                (a)    by omitting from sub-paragraph (1) (d) (i) “sub-section 85 (5)” and substituting “paragraph 85A (2) (a)”; and

               (b)    by omitting from sub-paragraph (1) (d) (ii) “so determined” and substituting “determined for the pharmaceutical benefit by the Minister under paragraph 85A (2) (b) of the Act”.

6              Further amendments of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations

                The National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations are amended as set out in the Schedule.

                                                   SCHEDULE                                         Regulation 6

 

Provision

Amendment

Sub-regulation 13 (1).............

   (a)  Omit “a determination”, substitute “the application of a determination”;

  (b)  Omit “85 (5) (a)”, substitute “85A (2) (a) or (b)”.

Sub-regulation 14 (4)...........

Omit “85 (5) (a)”, substitute “85A (2) (b)”.

Sub-regulation 19 (1)...........

Omit “medical practitioner concerned—”, substitute “medical practitioner or participating dental practitioner concerned”.

Paragraph 19 (1) (a).............

Insert “or participating dental practitioner” after “medical practitioner”.

Paragraph 19 (1) (h)............

Insert “or 85A” after “section 85”.

Sub-regulation 19 (2)..........

Insert “or participating dental practitioner” after “medical practitioner” (wherever occurring).

Sub-regulation 20 (1)..........

Insert “or participating dental practitioner” after “medical practitioner” (second and third occurring).

Sub-regulation 20 (2)..........

Insert “or participating dental practitioner” after “medical practitioner”.

Sub-regulation 22 (1)..........

Insert “or participating dental practitioner” after “medical practitioner”.

Sub-regulation 22 (3)..........

Insert “or participating dental practitioner” after “medical practitioner”.

Regulation 24......................

Omit “88 (5)”, substitute “88 (6)”.

Omit “85”, substitute “85A”.

Paragraph 26 (1) (b)............

Omit “of his approval under the Act”, substitute “allotted to his approval under regulation 8A”.

Paragraph 26A (2) (b).........

Omit “of his approval under the Act”, substitute “allotted to his approval under regulation 8A”.

Sub-regulation 28 (1)..........

Insert “or participating dental practitioner” after “medical practitioner”.

Regulation 34......................

Insert “or participating dental practitioner” after “medical practitioner”.

 

NOTES

1.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 2 April 1979.

2.       Statutory Rules 1960 No. 17 as amended to date. For previous amendments see Note 2 to Statutory Rules 1979 No. 51 and see also Statutory Rules 1979 No. 51.