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This instrument amends the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the 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 34 currently listed items.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 21 Jun 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Jun-2017
Tabled Senate08-Aug-2017
Date of repeal 02 Jul 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Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 2017

Instrument 2017 No. R14/MRCC14

 

 

 

 

 

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  16th   day of  June  2017

 

 

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 8th day of June 2017

 

The Seal of the                                                               )

Repatriation Commission                                              ) 

was affixed hereto in the                                                ) SEAL

presence of:                                                                    ) 

                                                                                        

  Simon Lewis                       C Orme                                             MA 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 8th day of June 2017

 

The Seal of the                                                                    )

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission    ) SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                     )

presence of:                                                                         )

 

 

 

  Simon Lewis                                   C Orme                                              MA Kelly

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

 SIMON LEWIS                                         CRAIG ORME                                  Major General Mark Kelly

                                                                      DSC AM CSC                                                    AO DSC

         CHAIR                                                   MEMBER                                                      MEMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1       Name

     This instrument is the Veterans’ Affairs Pharmaceutical Benefits Schemes (Updating Incorporated Documents) Amendment Instrument 2017.

 

 

 

2       Commencement

 

This instrument commences on 1 July 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:

 

 

List A

 

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

 

List A

 

The following documents are incorporated-by-reference into the Scheme in the version in which they exist on 1 July 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 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.