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No. 16/2001 Schemes as made
Provides that a person who holds a Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card (Orange Card) under section 93X of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 is eligible to receive pharmaceutical benefits under the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
General Comments: The Veterans' Entitlements (Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - Benefits for Commonwealth veterans, allied veterans and allied mariners) Instrument 16/2001 was approved by the Minister for Veterans' Affairs on 4 October 2001: See Supporting Material.
Registered 23 May 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Feb-2002
Tabled Senate12-Feb-2002
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

 

 

 

                REPATRIATION COMMISSION

 

                                    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986

 

Veterans' Entitlements (Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - Benefits for Commonwealth veterans, allied veterans and allied mariners) Instrument

 

Instrument 16/2001

 

The Repatriation Commission makes this Instrument under subsection 91(2) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

 

 

 

 

Dated                    4 October                                 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEIL JOHNSTON PRESIDENT

IAN CAMPBELL PRESIDENT

PAUL STEVENS
COMMISSIONER

 

 

                                                    Repatriation Commission

              _________________________________________________________

 

 

1       Name of instrument

 

     This Instrument is the Veterans' Entitlements (Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - Benefits for Commonwealth veterans, allied veterans and allied mariners) Instrument 16/2001.

 

2       Commencement

 

Upon the approval of this Instrument by the Minister, this Instrument commences on 1 January 2002.

Note: subsection 91(3) of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 provides that a variation of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is of no effect until approved by the Minister for Veterans' Affairs.

 

3       Variations to Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

 

          The Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is varied in accordance with the items in the Schedule hereto.

 


Schedule

 

The Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is varied as follows:

 

[1]                        Paragraph 3 (paragraph (b) of the definition                  of "Eligible Person")

 

                                       omit paragraph (b), substitute:

 

                             (b) a person who holds a Repatriation Health Card -        

                                       For Specific Conditions; or

                             (c) a person who holds a Repatriation Pharmaceutical               

                                       Benefits Card;

 

[2]                        Paragraph 3 ( the definition of                                

                             "Repatriation Health Card - For Specific             

                             Conditions ")

 

                                       after the definition, insert:

 

                   "Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card" means an identification card entitled 'Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card' which is provided to a person pursuant to section 93X of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 and which entitles the person to pharmaceutical benefits in accordance with this Scheme;

                   Note: Part VA of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (Act) has the effect of deeming an eligible Commonwealth veteran, an eligible allied veteran, and an eligible allied mariner, to be entitled to pharmaceutical benefits under the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme as if such person was eligible for treatment comprised of pharmaceutical benefits under Part V of the Act.

 

[3]                        Paragraph 18 (paragraph (a))

 

                             omit:

 

                   or a Repatriation Health Card - For Specific Conditions

 

                            substitute:

 

                                       , a Repatriation Health Card - For Specific Conditions or a Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card,

 

[4]                        Paragraph 18 (paragraph (b))

 

                                       omit:

 

                   or a Repatriation Health Card - For Specific Conditions

 

                                       substitute:

 

                             , a Repatriation Health Card - For Specific Conditions     

                             or a Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              _________________________________________________________

                                          Repatriation Commission