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SLI 2007 No. 160 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960 to resolve an omission relating to the writing of authority prescriptions and to introduce regulations for prescribing a streamline authority item.
Administered by: Health
Registered 25 Jun 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Aug-2007
Tabled Senate07-Aug-2007
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2007 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2007 No. 160

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, 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 21 June 2007



By His Excellency’s Command


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2007 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 July 2007.

3              Amendment of National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960

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

Schedule 1        Amendment

(regulation 3)


[1]           After paragraph 19 (1) (aa)


               (b)    for an authority prescription — writes on it:

                          (i)    the authority approval number allotted by the Medicare Australia CEO, unless the prescription is to be posted or delivered to the Medicare Australia CEO for authorisation; or

                         (ii)    the streamlined authority code mentioned in the Declaration under subsection 85 (2), or the Determination under sections 85, 85A and 88, of the Act for the pharmaceutical benefit, and its circumstances or purpose, being prescribed; and


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