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SR 2003 No. 193 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960.
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 HR11-Aug-2003
Tabled Senate11-Aug-2003
Gazetted 31 Jul 2003
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2003 (No. 1)1

Statutory Rules 2003 No. 1932

I, GUY STEPHEN MONTAGUE GREEN, Administrator 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 30 July 2003

G. S. M. GREEN

Administrator

By His Excellency’s Command

KAY PATTERSON


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2003 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 August 2003.

3              Amendment of National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960

                Schedule 1 amends the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Paragraph 13 (2) (b)

omit

in the manner

insert

using a method

[2]           Paragraph 13 (3) (b)

substitute

               (b)    in the case of a prescription submitted to the Minister — be submitted by the medical practitioner giving the Minister details of the prescription that has been prepared and signed by the medical practitioner in accordance with paragraph (a):

                          (i)    by telephone; or

                         (ii)    by means of an electronic communication of a kind approved in writing by the Secretary.

[3]           Paragraph 13 (5) (b)

substitute

               (b)    if a prescription is submitted in accordance with paragraph (2) (b) by telephone — orally, at the time the Minister is given details of the prescription; or

                (c)    if a prescription is submitted in accordance with paragraph (2) (b) by means of an electronic communication — by the Minister sending his or her authorisation, by electronic communication, to the medical practitioner.

[4]           Subregulation 13 (6)

omit

(5) (b):

insert

(5) (b) or (c):

[5]           Paragraph 13 (6) (a)

after

medical practitioner

insert

, orally or by electronic communication,

[6]           After subregulation 13 (6)

insert

         (7)   In this regulation:

electronic communication has the meaning given by subsection 5 (1) of the Electronic Transactions Act 1999.


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; 1998 No. 374; 2000 No. 369; 2001 No. 68; 2002 Nos. 9, 239 and 344.

2.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 31 July 2003.