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This instrument amends the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 and MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (No. MRCC 44/2013) to update the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits to include new listings for medicine brands and increase the price of 19 currently listed items.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 06 Dec 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Feb-2017
Tabled Senate07-Feb-2017
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2017
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

Australian Government

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

 

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs Pharmaceutical Benefits Schemes (Updating Incorporated Documents) Amendment Instrument 2016

Instrument 2016 No. R49/MRCC49

 

 

 

 

 

I, Dan Tehan, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, approve:

(a)     under subsection 91(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, the variations by the Repatriation Commission of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in the following instrument; and

(b)     under subsection 286(3) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004,  the variations by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission of the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in the following instrument.

 

Dated this 21st day of November 2016

 

 

Dan Tehan

DAN TEHAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Repatriation Commission, under subsection 91(2) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, makes the variations to the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in the following instrument.

 

Dated this 3rd day of November 2016

 

The Seal of the                                                               )

Repatriation Commission                                              )  SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                )

presence of:                                                                    ) 

                                                                                        

Simon Lewis                          C Orme                                          M A Kelly

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

 SIMON LEWIS                        CRAIG ORME                                  Major General Mark Kelly

                                                      DSC AM CSC                                                            AO DSC

    PRESIDENT                      DEPUTY PRESIDENT                                           COMMISSIONER

 

 

 

 

 

The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission, under subsection 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, makes the variations to the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in the following instrument.

 

 

 

Dated this 3rd day of November  2016

 

The Seal of the                                                                    )

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission    ) SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                     )

presence of:                                                                         )

 

 

 

 

      Simon Lewis                                                                            C Orme

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

        SIMON LEWIS                                                                                       CRAIG ORME                                  

                                                                                                                            DSC AM CSC                                   

              CHAIR                                                                                                 MEMBER                                     

 

 

      M A Kelly                                                                              T Smart

MajorMEM

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

    MAJOR GENERAL MARK KELLY                                      Air Vice-Marshal TRACY SMART

                       AO DSC                                                                                                AM

                      MEMBER                                                                                         MEMBER                                                   

 

MEMBER

 


 

1       Name

     This instrument is the Veterans’ Affairs Pharmaceutical Benefits Schemes (Updating Incorporated Documents) Amendment Instrument 2016.

 

 

 

2       Commencement

 

This instrument commences on 1 January 2017.

 

 

3       Authority

     This instrument is made under:

 

(a)    subsection 91(2) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in respect of the variations to the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in Schedule 1; and

 

(b)   subsection 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 in respect of the variations to the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in Schedule 2.

 

 

 

4       Schedules

     Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is varied as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

 

 


Schedule 1

 

 

Variations to the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

 

[1]   Schedule 1 – Incorporated Documents

 

substitute:

 

SCHEDULE 1 – INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS

 

List A

 

The following documents are incorporated-by-reference into the Scheme in the version in which they exist on 1 January 2017:

 

·         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 in the version in which they exist on the date on which each previous edition of the listed documents was published:

 

·         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.

 

 


 

Schedule 2

 

 

Variations to the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

 

[1]   Schedule 1 – Incorporated Documents

 

substitute:

 

SCHEDULE 1 – INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS

 

List A

 

The following documents are incorporated-by-reference into the Scheme in the version in which they exist on 1 January 2017:

 

·         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 in the version in which they exist on the date on which each previous edition of the listed documents was published:

 

·         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.