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SR 1980 No. 69 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 HR01-Apr-1980
Tabled Senate02-Apr-1980
Gazetted 31 Mar 1980
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Statutory Rules

1980 No. 69

REGULATIONS UNDER THE NATIONAL HEALTH ACT 19531

WHEREAS it is provided by sub-section 101 (4) of the National Health Act 1953 that a drug or medicinal preparation that was not a pharmaceutical benefit under that Act immediately before the commencement of that sub-section shall not be prescribed as a pharmaceutical benefit in accordance with section 85 of that Act unless the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee has recommended to the Minister that it be so prescribed:

 

            AND WHEREAS that Committee has recommended to the Minister that the following drugs and medicinal preparations be prescribed as pharmaceutical benefits under section 85 of the National Health Act 1953, namely the drugs and medicinal preparations specified in Schedule 3 to the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations, as amended by the following Regulations, that had not previously been prescribed as pharmaceutical benefits:

 

            NOW THEREFORE 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-seventh day of March 1980.

                                                                                                                           ZELMAN COWEN

                                                                                                                           Governor-General

          By His Excellency’s Command,

 

MICHAEL MACKELLAR

Minister of State for Health

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AMENDMENTS OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH
(PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS) REGULATIONS2

1              Commencement

                These Regulations shall come into operation on 1 April 1980.

2              Schedule 1

                Schedule 1 to the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations is amended as set out in Schedule 1.

3              Schedule 2

                Schedule 2 to the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations is amended as set out in Schedule 2.

4              Schedule 3

                Schedule 3 to the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations is amended as set out in Schedule 3.

5              Schedule 5

                Schedule 5 to the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations is amended as set out in Schedule 4.

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                                                   SCHEDULE 1                                  Regulation 2

AMENDMENTS OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE NATIONAL HEALTH (PHARMACEUTICAL (PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS) REGULATIONS

       1.       After Item 49 insert the following item:

“49A

Belladonna Herb, Prepared”.

       2.       After Item 108 insert the following item:

“108A

Chloroquine Phosphate”.

       3.       After Item 257 insert the following item:

“257A

Ethopropazine Tablets”.

       4.       After Item 373 insert the following item:

“373A

Lanatoside C”.

       5.       After Item 411 insert the following item:

“411A

Meclozine Hydrochloride”.

       6.       After Item 518 insert the following item:

“518A

Pancreatin”.

       7.       After Item 539 insert the following item:

“539A

Pertussis Vaccine”.

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                                                   SCHEDULE 2                                  Regulation 3

AMENDMENTS OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE NATIONAL HEALTH (PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS) REGULATIONS

       1.       Omit Item 10.

       2.       Omit Item 11.

       3.       Omit Item 13.

       4.       Omit Item 14.

       5.       After Item 56 insert the following items:

“56A

Chlortetracycline

—”.

“56B

Chlortetracycline Hydrochloride

—”.

       6.       Omit Item 89, substitute the following item:

“89

Ergotamine Tartrate

Caffeine Citrate with Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride and Ergotamine Tartrate

Caffeine with Cyclizine Hydrochloride and Ergotamine Tartrate

Caffeine with Ergotamine Tartrate”.

       7.       Omit Item 110, substitute the following item:

“110

Glucose and Ketone Indicator—Urine

—”.

       8.       Omit Item 117.

       9.       Omit Item 120, substitute the following item:

“120

Hydrocortisone Acetate

Neomycin Sulphate with Hydrocortisone Acetate”.

     10.       Omit Item 121, substitute the following items:

“121

Hyoscine Hydrobromide, B.P.

Atropine Sulphate, B.P. with Hyoscyamine Hydrobromide, B.P. and Hyoscine Hydrobromide, B.P.

Atropine Sulphate, B.P. with Hyoscyamine Sulphate and Hyoscine Hydrobromide, B.P.

Papaveretum with Hyoscine Hydrobromide, B.P.

“121A

Hyoscyamine Hydrobromide

Atropine Sulphate, B.P. with Hyoscine Hydrobromide, B.P. and Hyoscyamine Hydrobromide”.

     11.       Omit Item 140.

     12.       Omit Item 161, substitute the following item:

“161

Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride, B.P.

—”.

     13.       Omit Item 163.

     14.       Omit Item 177, substitute the following item:

“177

Polymyxin B Sulphate

Bacitracin with Neomycin Sulphate and Polymyxin B Sulphate

Bacitracin Zinc with Neomycin Sulphate and Polymyxin B Sulphate

Chloramphenicol with Polymyxin B Sulphate

Neomycin Sulphate with Gramicidin and Polymyxin B Sulphate

Neomycin Sulphate with Hydrocortisone and Polymyxin B Sulphate

Propylene Glycol with Acetic Acid and Polymyxin B Sulphate”.

     15.       Omit Item 188.

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                                                   SCHEDULE 3                                  Regulation 4

AMENDMENTS OF SCHEDULE 3 TO THE NATIONAL HEALTH (PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS) REGULATIONS

       1.       Omit Item 21.

       2.       Omit Item 22.

       3.       Omit Item 24.

       4.       Omit Item 25.

       5.       After Item 76 insert the following item:

“76A

Chlortetracycline”.

       6.       Omit Item 138, substitute the following item:

“138

Glucose and Ketone Indicator—Urine”.

       7.       After Item 154 insert the following item:

“154A

Hyoscyamine Hydrobromide”.

       8.       Omit Item 267.

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                                                   SCHEDULE 4                                  Regulation 5

AMENDMENTS OF SCHEDULE 5 TO THE NATIONAL HEALTH (PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS) REGULATIONS

       1.       Omit Item 36, substitute the following items:

“36

Chlormethiazole

With the written authority of the Permanent Head—

Short-term hospital use for alcohol or drug withdrawal therapy

Status epilepticus

“36A

Chlormethiazole Edisylate

Short-term hospital use for alcohol or drug withdrawal therapy

Status epilepticus”.

       2.       Omit Item 52, substitute the following item:

“52

Danazol

With the written authority of the Permanent Head—

Endometriosis proven by laparoscopy or laparotomy

Hereditary angio-oedema”.

       3.       Omit Item 91, substitute the following item:

“91

Influenza Vaccine

Prophylaxis of persons at special risk of adverse consequences from infections of the lower respiratory tract”.

       4.       Omit Item 108, substitute the following item:

“108

  (1)  Methadone Injection, B.P.

  (2)  Methadone Tablets, B.P

Disabling pain associated with proven malignant neoplasia

Disabling pain associated with self-limiting disorders of short duration not responding to non-narcotic analgesics, the maximum duration of treatment being two weeks”.

       5.       Omit Item 136, substitute the following item:

“136

  (1)  Pancreatin Enzyme 4X U.S.N.F. XIII strength

Cystic fibrosis (mucoviscidosis)

Following pancreatico-duodenectomy

 

  (2)  Pancreatin Enzyme 5X U.S.N.F. XIV strength

Pancreatic steatorrhoea”.

 

  (3)  Pancrelipase

 

       6.       Omit Item 138, substitute the following item:

“138

Pentazocine Lactate Injection, B.P

Disabling pain associated with proven malignant neoplasia

Disabling pain associated with self-limiting disorders of short duration not responding to non-narcotic analgesics, the maximum duration of treatment being two weeks”.

       7.       After Item 161 insert the following item:

“161A

Pyrimethamine, B.P. with Sulfadoxine

Prophylaxis or treatment of chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria only”.

       8.       Omit Item 190, substitute the following items:

“190

Verapamil Hydrochloride Injection

Cardiac arrhythmias

“190A

Verapamil Hydrochloride Tablets

With the written authority of the Permanent Head—

Angina at rest (Prinzmetal) in patients who are not taking a beta blocking drug

Angina associated with respiratory disease in patients who are not taking a beta blocking drug

Cardiac arrhythmias in patients who are not taking a beta blocking drug”.

 

NOTES

1.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 31 March 1980.

2.       Statutory Rules 1960 No. 17 as amended by Statutory Rules 1960 Nos. 90 and 102; 1961 Nos. 59 and 137; 1962 Nos. 34, 101 and 114; 1963 Nos. 34, 69 and 107; 1964 Nos. 12, 57 and 135; 1965 Nos. 51, 151 and 152; 1966 Nos. 80 and 144; 1967 Nos. 67, 116 and 158; 1968 Nos. 44, 76, 88 and 146; 1969 Nos. 44, 107 and 185; 1970 Nos. 39, 94, 119 and 186; 1971 Nos. 44, 101, 136 and 154; 1972 Nos. 32, 121 and 205; 1973 Nos. 15, 57, 139 and 229; 1974 Nos. 37, 126 and 222; 1975 Nos. 50, 148 and 209; 1976 Nos. 84, 150, 195 and 255; 1977 Nos. 39, 125 and 221; 1978 Nos. 47, 142, 153 and 245; 1979 Nos. 51, 55, 144 and 250.