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Instrument 2018 No. R34/MRCC34 Schemes as made
This instrument varies the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, to provide for the incorporation of non-legislative material into the Schemes in the form in which that material exists, or is in force, from time to time, and update the definition of Repatriation Health Card – For Specific Conditions in the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 22 Jun 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Jun-2018
Tabled Senate26-Jun-2018
Date of repeal 02 Jul 2018
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 Amendment Instrument 2018

Instrument 2018 No. R34/MRCC34

 

 

 

 

 

I, MARK CORMACK, Chief Operating Officer, as delegate of the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, approve:

(a)     under section 91 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 section 286 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   7th     day of          June           2018

 

 

 

Mark Cormack

MARK CORMACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Dated this   7th     day of         June                      2018

 

The Seal of the                                                               )

Repatriation Commission                                              ) 

was affixed hereto in the                                                )SEAL

presence of:                                                                    ) 

                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Cosson

 

ELIZABETH COSSON

 

John Fely

 

JOHN FELY

AM CSC

 

 

PRESIDENT

 

ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dated this    7th       day of        June                 2018

 

The Seal of the                                                                    )

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission    ) SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                     )

presence of:                                                                         )

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Cosson

 

ELIZABETH COSSON

 

John Fely

 

JOHN FELY

AM CSC

 

 

CHAIR

 

ACTING MEMBER

 

 

 

 

 

B S Wolski

 

REAR ADMIRAL BRETT WOLSKI

Jennifer Taylor

 

JENNIFER TAYLOR

T Smart

 

AIR VICE-MARSHAL TRACY SMART

AM

 

AM

MEMBER

MEMBER

MEMBER

 

 

EMBER

 

 


1              Name

This instrument is the Veterans’ Affairs Pharmaceutical Benefits Schemes Amendment Instrument 2018.

 

 

2                   Commencement

 

This instrument commences on 1 July 2018.

 

 

3                   Authority

This instrument is made under:

 

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

 

(b)          section 286 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 (Instrument 2013 No. R34)

 

 

[1] Section 3 – definition of Explanatory Notes

 

substitute:

 

Explanatory Notes means:

(a)    the document forming part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme that is SECTION 1- EXPLANATORY NOTES; and

(b)   the document forming part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme that is the RPBS Explanatory Notes;

being the version of the documents in the form in which they exist from time to time.

 

 

[2] Section 3 – definition of PBS or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

 

substitute:

 

PBS or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme means the document entitled “SCHEDULE OF PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS” with International Standard Serial Number 1037-3667, being the version of the document in the form in which it exists from time to time.

 

[3] Section 3 – definition of Repatriation Health card – For Specific Conditions

 

substitute:

 

Repatriation Health Card - For Specific Conditions means an identification card, or written authorisation, provided to a person who is eligible:

(a)    under section 85 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 for treatment, for war-caused or defence-caused injuries or diseases, and certain specified conditions; or

(b)   for treatment under a determination made under section 88A of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

 

 

[4] Section 3 – definition of RPBS Explanatory Notes

 

substitute:

 

RPBS Explanatory Notes means the document forming part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme that is the RPBS Explanatory Notes being the version of the document in the form in which it exists from time to time.

 

 

[5] Section 3 – definition of RPBS Schedule

 

substitute:

 

RPBS Schedule means the document forming part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme that is the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits, being the version of the document in the form in which it exists from time to time.

 

 

[6] Section 3 – definition of Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement

 

substitute:

 

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 in the form in which it exists from time to time.

 

 

[7] Schedule 1 – Incorporated Documents

 

substitute:

 

 

SCHEDULE 1 – INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS

The following documents are incorporated by reference into the Scheme in the form in which they exist from time to time:

 ·         Explanatory Notes

http://www.pbs.gov.au/info/healthpro/explanatory-notes

·         RPBS Explanatory Notes

      https://www.pbs.gov.au/info/browse/rpbs/rpbs-explanatorynotes

·         PBS or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

http://www.pbs.gov.au/browse/publications

·         RPBS Schedule

http://www.pbs.gov.au/browse/rpbs

Note: “RPBS Schedule” is defined to mean the Repatriation Schedule of

Pharmaceutical Benefits which is further defined.

·         Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement

https://www.guild.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/6100/6cpa-final-24-may-201558b59133c06d6d6b9691ff000026bd16.pdf


 

 

Schedule 2-Variations to the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (Instrument 2013 No. MRCC 34)

 

 

[1] Section 3 – definition of Explanatory Notes

 

substitute:

 

Explanatory Notes means:

(c)    the document forming part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme that is SECTION 1- EXPLANATORY NOTES; and

(d)   the document forming part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme that is the RPBS Explanatory Notes;

being the version of the documents in the form in which they exist from time to time.

 

 

 [2] Section 3 – definition of PBS or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

 

substitute:

 

PBS or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme means the document entitled “SCHEDULE OF PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS” with International Standard Serial Number 1037-3667, being the version of the document in the form in which it exists from time to time.

 

 

[3] Section 3 – definition of RPBS Explanatory Notes

 

substitute:

 

RPBS Explanatory Notes means the document forming part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme that is the RPBS Explanatory Notes being the version of the document in the form in which it exists from time to time.

 

 

[4] Section 3 – definition of RPBS Schedule

 

substitute:

 

RPBS Schedule means the document forming part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme that is the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits, being the version of the document in the form in which it exists from time to time.

 

 

[5] Section 3 – definition of Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement

 

substitute:

 

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 in the form in which it exists from time to time.

 

 

[6] Schedule 1 – Incorporated Documents

 

substitute:

 

SCHEDULE 1 – INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS

The following documents are incorporated-by-reference into the Scheme in the form in which they exist from time to time:

 ·         Explanatory Notes

http://www.pbs.gov.au/info/healthpro/explanatory-notes

·         RPBS Explanatory Notes

      https://www.pbs.gov.au/info/browse/rpbs/rpbs-explanatorynotes

·         PBS or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

http://www.pbs.gov.au/browse/publications

·         RPBS Schedule

http://www.pbs.gov.au/browse/rpbs

Note: “RPBS Schedule” is defined to mean the Repatriation Schedule of

Pharmaceutical Benefits which is further defined.

·         Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement

https://www.guild.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/6100/6cpa-final-24-may-201558b59133c06d6d6b9691ff000026bd16.pdf