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SR 1998 No. 374 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 HR08-Feb-1999
Tabled Senate15-Feb-1999
Gazetted 22 Dec 1998
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014
Table of contents.

National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 1)

Statutory Rules 1998    No. 374

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations under the National Health Act 1953.

Dated 17 February 1998.

WILLIAM DEANE
Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

Michael wooldridge

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 


National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 1)1

Statutory Rules 1998    No. 3742

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1     Name of regulations                                                       

                        2     Commencement                                                             

                        3     Amendment of National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations          

Schedule 1       Amendment of National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations       

 


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1           Name of regulations

                     These regulations are the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 1).

2           Commencement

                     These regulations commence on 1 January 1999.

3           Amendment of National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations

                     Schedule 1 amends the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations.


Schedule 1        Amendment of National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations

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[1]         Regulation 1

             substitute

1       Name of regulations

                These regulations are the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960.

[2]         Regulation 4

             renumber as regulation 3

[3]         Before regulation 5

             insert

4       Transitional

                The National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations as in force immediately before 1 January 1999 continue to apply to a prescription made out in duplicate, the duplicate being marked with the word ‘Duplicate’.

[4]         Regulation 5

             insert

HIC/DVA copy, for a prescription, means the duplicate of the prescription on which appears the words ‘HIC/DVA copy’.

pharmacist/patient copy, for a prescription, means the original of the prescription on which appears the words ‘pharmacist/patient copy’.

[5]         Paragraph 19 (1) (a)

             omit

                  prepares the prescription:

             insert

                  prepares the prescription in duplicate:

[6]         Sub-subparagraph 19 (1) (a) (i) (B)

             omit

                  “PBS”; or

             insert

                  ‘PBS’; and

[7]         After sub-subparagraph 19 (1) (a) (i) (B)

             insert

                                   (C)     on the original of which appears the words ‘pharmacist/patient copy’; and

                                   (D)     on the duplicate of which appears the words ‘HIC/DVA copy’; or

[8]         Sub-subparagraph 19 (1) (a) (ii) (C)

             substitute

                                   (C)     on the original of which appears the words ‘pharmacist/patient copy’; and

                                   (D)     on the duplicate of which appears the words ‘HIC/DVA copy’; and

                                   (E)     that is approved in writing for the purpose by the Secretary; or

[9]         Paragraph 19 (1) (b)

             omit

[10]      Paragraph 21 (1) (a)

             substitute

                (a)    subject to regulations 22, 26 and 26A, the prescription is:

                          (i)    written in accordance with these regulations; and

                         (ii)    given to the pharmacist or practitioner; and

              (aa)    the date of supply of the benefit is on or before the first anniversary of the date on which the prescription was written; and 

[11]      Paragraph 21 (2) (a)

             substitute

                (a)    subject to regulations 22, 26 and 26A, the prescription is:

                          (i)    written in accordance with these regulations; and

                         (ii)    given to the pharmacist or practitioner; and

              (aa)    the date of supply of the benefit is on or before the first anniversary of the date on which the prescription was written; and 

[12]      Subparagraphs 25 (3) (b) (ii) and (iii)

             substitute

                         (ii)    writes on the HIC/DVA copy the words ‘immediate supply necessary’; and

                        (iii)    signs that copy; or

[13]      Subparagraphs 25 (3) (c) (ii) and (iii)

             substitute

                         (ii)    writes on the HIC/DVA copy the words ‘immediate supply necessary’; and

                        (iii)    signs that copy; or

[14]      Subparagraphs 25 (4) (b) (ii) and (iii)

             substitute

                         (ii)    writes on the HIC/DVA copy the words ‘immediate supply necessary’; and

                        (iii)    signs that copy; or

[15]      Subparagraphs 25 (4) (c) (ii) and (iii)

             substitute

                         (ii)    writes on the HIC/DVA copy the words ‘immediate supply necessary’; and

                        (iii)    signs that copy; or

[16]      Paragraph 26 (1) (a)

             omit

                  original

             insert

                  HIC/DVA copy

[17]      Subregulation 26 (2)

             substitute

         (2)   An approved pharmacist, approved medical practitioner or approved hospital authority is not authorised to supply a pharmaceutical benefit upon presentation of only the pharmacist/patient copy unless:

                (a)    the approved pharmacist, approved medical practitioner or approved hospital authority is given a repeat authorisation or a deferred supply authorisation that:

                          (i)    is related to that pharmacist/patient copy by a number or numbers; and

                         (ii)    indicates that the pharmaceutical benefit to be supplied has not been supplied for the number of times directed in the prescription; and

               (b)    there is written on the repeat authorisation or deferred supply authorisation the approval number given to the supplier under regulation 8A; and

                (c)    the date of supply of the benefit is on or before the first anniversary of the date on which the prescription was written. 

[18]      Paragraph 26A (2) (e)

             omit

                  duplicate of the prescription

             insert

                  pharmacist/patient copy

[19]      Additional amendments

provision

omit

insert

paragraphs 26 (1) (b) and (c)

duplicate of a prescription

pharmacist/ patient copy

subparagraphs 26 (1A) (a) (iii) and (iv)

duplicate of the prescription

pharmacist/ patient copy

paragraphs 32 (1) (a) and (b) 

duplicate of the prescription

pharmacist/ patient copy

Notes

1.       These regulations amend Statutory Rules 1960 No. 17, as amended by 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; 1980 Nos. 69, 213 and 338; 1981 Nos. 52, 212, 218 and 345; 1982 Nos. 69, 76, 179, 334 and 372; 1983 Nos. 28, 102, 116 and 292; 1984 Nos. 50, 148, 169 and 342; 1985 Nos. 32, 184 and 320; 1986 Nos. 38, 194, 319, 320 and 391; 1987 Nos. 47, 262 and 279; 1988 No. 56; 1990 Nos. 226, 267, 337, 338 and 437; 1991 Nos. 1 and 474; 1992 No. 226; 1994 No. 348; 1996 No. 70.

2.       Made by the Governor-General on 17 December 1998, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 22 December 1998.  Administered by the Minister for Health and Aged Care.