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2015 No. MRCC45 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
This instrument clarifies how the dispensed price of a pharmaceutical benefit provided under the Scheme is worked out and updates the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule to include a new listing.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 24 Dec 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2016
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2016
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
This Legislative Instrument has been subject to a Motion to Disallow:
Motion Date:
19-Apr-2016
Expiry Date:
07-Nov-2016
House:
Senate
Details:
Full
Resolution:
Withdrawn
Resolution Date:
03-May-2016
Resolution Time:
Provisions:

Australian Government

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Dispensed Price for MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits/Updating Incorporated Documents) Amendment Instrument 2015

Instrument 2015 No. MRCC45

 

I, Stuart Robert, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, under subsection 286(3) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, approve the following determination made by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.

Dated this      21               day of  December                                    2015

Stuart Robert

STUART ROBERT

 

 

The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission under subsection 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, makes the following determination.

 

Dated this         3rd                   day of       December                       2015

 

The Seal of the                                                                    )

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission   )  SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                     )

presence of:                                                                         )

 

    Simon Lewis                               Craig Orme                                           Major General Mark Kelly

………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 SIMON LEWIS                        CRAIG ORME                                  Major General Mark Kelly

                                                            AM CSC                                                                 AO DSC

         CHAIR                                    MEMBER                                                                MEMBER

 

 

        Rear Admiral Robyn Walker                                                                       Jennifer Taylor

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

REAR ADMIRAL ROBYN WALKER                                                       JENNIFER TAYLOR  

                      AM RAN          

                    MEMBER                                                                                              MEMBER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 


 

1       Name

 

   This instrument is the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Dispensed Price for MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits/Updating Incorporated Documents) Amendment Instrument 2015.

 

2       Commencement

 

(1)           Each provision of this Instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

  1. Sections 1 to 5

The day after this instrument is registered

 

  1. Schedule   Part A

The day after this instrument is registered

 

  1. Schedule Part B

1 January 2016

 

 

  1. Any provision not covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

(2)           Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

 

3       Authority

This instrument is made under subsection 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004.

 

4       Definition

“MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme” means the instrument known as the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme made under paragraph 286(1)(c) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004.

 

5       Schedule

The instrument specified in the Schedule to this instrument is varied as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule.

 

Schedule

 

PART A

 

Variations to the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Commencing on Registration

 

 

1   Part 1 – Interpretation (Section 3)

 

         insert:

 

“dispensed price” has the meaning it has in the RPBS.

 

“Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement” means the written agreement between the Australian Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia called the “Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement” which relates to the delivery of PBS medicines and related services, being the version of the agreement as it exists on the date for the document in Schedule 1.

 

2     Paragraph 11B (the heading “Supply Certification Form”)

 

omit the heading.

 

3     Paragraphs 26, 27, 28, 29 (including the headings)

 

substitute:

 

26           Payment of Dispensed Price

 

The amount payable to a Community Pharmacist for the supply of a Pharmaceutical benefit under the Scheme is the dispensed price.

 

Note: the dispensed price includes a dispensing fee.

 

4     Paragraph 30 (except the heading)

 

substitute:

 

30.          The dispensed price may not be payable to a Community Pharmacist where that person does not satisfy the requirements of paragraph 18 and supplies Pharmaceutical benefits to a person who is not an Eligible Person.

 


 

PART B

 

Variations to the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Commencing on 1 January 2016

 

1     Schedule 1 – Incorporated Documents

 

substitute:

 

SCHEDULE 1 – INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS

 

The following documents, in the version in which they exist on 1 January 2016, are incorporated-by-reference into the Scheme:

 

List A

 

·  Explanatory Notes

· RPBS Explanatory Notes

· PBS or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

·  RPBS Schedule

Note: “RPBS Schedule” is defined to mean the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits which is further defined.

·  Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement

·  the British Pharmacopoeia

·  the United States Pharmacopoeia

·  the European Pharmacopoeia

·  the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary

·  a prescribed Pharmacology text of international standing

·  the Pharmaceutical Codex as amended and authorised by regulations under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

 

List B

 

The following documents are incorporated-by-reference into the Scheme:

 

·  previous editions of the British Pharmacopoeia which describe drugs and medicinal preparations

·  previous editions of the Pharmaceutical Codex as amended and authorised by regulations under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 which describe drugs and medicinal preparations

·  previous editions of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary which describe drugs and medicinal preparations.

 

Note: paragraph 43 provides that the later versions of certain documents in list A take precedence over earlier versions of the documents in List B