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PB 103 of 2014 Determinations/Health as made
This determination updates public hospital out-patient co-payment in line with annual indexation changes to PBS co-payments.
Administered by: Health
Made 15 Dec 2014
Registered 19 Dec 2014
Tabled HR 09 Feb 2015
Tabled Senate 09 Feb 2015
Date of repeal 01 Jan 2016
Repealed by National Health (Supplies of out-patient medication) Determination 2015 (PB 125 of 2015)

 

PB 103 of 2014

National Health (Supplies of out-patient medication) Determination 2014

 

National Health Act 1953

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I, KIM BESSELL, Assistant Secretary, Pharmaceutical Access Branch, Pharmaceutical Benefits Division, Department of Health, delegate of the Minister for Health, make this Determination under subsection 84BA(2) of the National Health Act 1953.

Dated      15 December 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIM BESSELL

Assistant Secretary

Pharmaceutical Access Branch

Pharmaceutical Benefits Division

Department of Health

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1              Name of Instrument

 

(1)                This Determination is the National Health (Supplies of out-patient

medication) Determination 2014.

 

(2)                This Determination may also be cited as PB 103 of 2014.

 

2              Commencement

This Determination commences on 1 January 2015.

3              Revocation

This Determination revokes the National Health (Supplies of out-patient medication) Determination 2013 (PB 95 of 2013).

4              Interpretation

      

(1)               In this Determination:

 

approved ex-manufacturer price has the meaning given in subsection 84(1) of the Act.

               

National Health Reform Agreement has the meaning given in the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009.

 

                out-patient medication has the same meaning as in subsection 84(1) of the Act. 

 

proportional ex-manufacturer price has the meaning given in subsection 84(1) of the Act.                 

 

the Act means the National Health Act 1953.

 

      the amount referred to in paragraph 87(2)(a) of the Act means the amount as periodically adjusted under section 99G of the Act.

 

      the amount referred to in paragraph 87(2)(e) of the Act means the amount as periodically adjusted under section 99G of the Act.

 

      the maximum value of the supply of out-patient medication means the amount specified in section 6, 7, 8 or 9 as appropriate.

 

                 (2)       Unless the contrary intention appears, a word or expression that is defined in the Act shall be taken to have the same meaning as in the Act.

5              Amount taken to have been paid to a public hospital for the supply of out-patient medication

      

                 The amount that, for the purposes of Part VII of the Act, will be taken to have been paid to a public hospital for a supply of out-patient medication to a person is the lesser of:

                  

(a)     the maximum value of the supply of out-patient medication; or

(b)     the amount charged.

6              Maximum value of the supply of out-patient medication to a person who is a concessional beneficiary, a dependent of a concessional beneficiary or a holder of a concession card

      

The maximum value of the supply of out-patient medication to a person who is a concessional beneficiary, a dependant of a concessional beneficiary or the holder of a concession card is an amount that is equivalent to the amount referred to in paragraph 87(2)(a) of the Act for the supply of a pharmaceutical benefit by an approved pharmacist or approved medical practitioner.

7              Maximum value of the supply of out-patient medication to a person who is a general patient and who is not a holder of a concession card

 

(1)               The maximum value of the supply of out-patient medication to a person who is a general patient and who is not the holder of a concession card is $30.20.

 

(2)               This section does not apply to supplies of out-patient medication made by:

               

(a)           a public hospital located in the State of Queensland; or

 

(b)          a public hospital that is participating in Pharmaceutical Reform Arrangements within the meaning of the National Health Reform Agreement.

8              Maximum value of the supply of out-patient medication by a Queensland public hospital to a person who is a general patient and who is not a holder of a concession card

 

                 (1)       This section applies to supplies of out-patient medication made by a public hospital located in the State of Queensland.

      

                 (2)       For supplies of outpatient medication mentioned in subsection (1), the maximum value of the supply of out-patient medication to a person who is a general patient and who is not the holder of a concession card is:

 

(a)           where the medication is a drug or medicinal preparation that is a pharmaceutical benefit and the Commonwealth price for that pharmaceutical benefit exceeds the amount referred to in paragraph 87(2)(e) of the Act — an amount that is equivalent to the amount referred to in paragraph  87(2)(e) of the Act for the supply of a pharmaceutical benefit by an approved pharmacist or approved medical practitioner; or

 

(b)          where the medication is a drug or medicinal preparation that is a pharmaceutical benefit and the Commonwealth price for that pharmaceutical benefit does not exceed the amount referred to in paragraph 87(2)(e) of the Act — the price for that pharmaceutical benefit ascertained in accordance with the determination under subsection 84C(7) of the Act as in force from time to time; or

 

(c)                     where the medication is a drug or medicinal preparation which is not a pharmaceutical benefit — the amount ascertained by taking as a basis the cost to the hospital of that drug or medicinal preparation and applying, as if that cost were the approved ex-manufacturer price or proportional ex-manufacturer price, the determination under subsection 84C(7) of the Act as in force from time to time.

 

9              Maximum value of the supply of out-patient medication by a              participating public hospital to a person who is a general patient and who is  not a holder of a concession card

 

                 (1)       This section applies to supplies of out-patient medication made by a public hospital that is participating in Pharmaceutical Reform Arrangements within the meaning of the National Health Reform Agreement, except if the public hospital is located in the State of Queensland.

 

                 (2)       For supplies of out-patient medication mentioned in subsection (1), the maximum value of the supply of out-patient medication to a person who is a general patient and who is not the holder of a concession card is:

 

(a)           where the medication is a drug or medicinal preparation that is a pharmaceutical benefit — the maximum value of the pharmaceutical benefit ascertained in accordance with subregulation 9A(5) of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960 as if the pharmaceutical benefit had been supplied by an approved pharmacist or an approved medical practitioner; or

 

                 (b)       where the medication is a drug or medicinal preparation that is not a pharmaceutical benefit — the amount ascertained by taking as a basis the cost to the hospital of that drug or medicinal preparation and applying, as if that cost were the approved ex-manufacturer price or proportional ex-manufacturer price, the determination under subsection 84C(7) of the Act as in force from time to time.