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Instrument 2019 No.R18 Other as made
This instrument modifies the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) made under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 for the purposes of the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019 (Treatment Benefits Act). The RPBS, as modified by the instrument, sets out the circumstances in which the Repatriation Commission may arrange for pharmaceutical benefits to be provided to eligible persons under the Treatment Benefits Act at a concessional rate.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 27 Jun 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019
Tabled HR02-Jul-2019


 

Australian Government

 

 

Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Modifications of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Instrument 2019

 

 

Instrument 2019 No.R18

 

 

 

The Repatriation Commission makes the following instrument under section 20 of the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019.

 

 

 

Dated this     13th      of      June     2019

 

 

 

The Seal of the                                                )

Repatriation Commission                                ) SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                )

presence of:                                                     )

 

 

 

 

 

……Elizabeth Cosson……

 

……Craig Orme……

ELIZABETH COSSON

 

CRAIG ORME

AM CSC

 

DSC AM CSC

PRESIDENT

 

DEPUTY PRESIDENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

……M A Kelly……

 

……D Spinks……

MAJOR GENERAL MARK KELLY

 

DONALD SPINKS

AO DSC

 

AM

 

 

 

 

 

I, Darren Chester, Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, approve this instrument under subsection 20(5) of the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019.

 

 

 

 

Dated this 25th day of June 2019

 

 

 

 

Darren Chester

 

DARREN CHESTER

Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel

 


 

1  Name

This instrument is the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Modifications of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Instrument 2019.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on 1 July 2019.

3  Authority

This instrument is made under section 20 of the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019.

4  Schedule—Modifications of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

The Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is modified as set out in the Schedule to this instrument for the purposes of the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019.

ScheduleModifications of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

 

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

1  Sections 1A to 2

Substitute:

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Scheme.

2  Authorisation of Scheme

                   The Scheme is authorised by section 20 of the Act.

2A  Purpose of Scheme

                   The Scheme enables Community Pharmacists to supply Pharmaceutical benefits to Eligible Persons.

2  Section 3 (definition of Act)

Substitute:

Act means the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019;

3  Section 3 (definition of accepted disability)

Omit the definition.

4  Section 3 (definition of Eligible Person)

Substitute:

Eligible Person means an eligible person within the meaning of the Act;

5  Section 3

Omit the following definitions:

(a) definition of income support payment”;

(b) definition of income support payment under the Social Security Act 1991;

(c) definition of MRCA supplement;

(d) definition of pension supplement;

(e) definition of pharmaceutical allowance;

(f) definition of pharmaceutical reimbursement.

6  Section 3 (definition of Repatriation Health Card ‑ For All Conditions)

Substitute:

Repatriation Health Card ‑ For All Conditions means an identification card, or written authorisation, provided by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to an Eligible Person in relation to treatment for all injuries or diseases;

 

7  Section 3

Omit the following definitions:

(a) definition of Repatriation Health Card ‑ For Specific Conditions;

(b) definition of Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card;

(c) definition of revoked scheme;

(d) definition of RPBS.

8  Section 3 (definition of Scheme)

Substitute:

Scheme means the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme as modified by the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Modifications of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Instrument 2019;

9  Section 3

Omit the following definitions:

(a) definition of social security pension supplement;

(b) definition of SRCA disability.

10 Section 3 (definition of Treatment Principles)

Substitute:

Treatment Principles means the Treatment Principles as modified by the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Modifications of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Instrument 2019;

11 Section 3

Omit the following definitions:

(a) definition of veterans supplement;

(b) definition of war widow/war widower pension;

(c) definition of war‑caused or defence‑caused injuries or diseases.

12 Section 16 (note)

Omit “the RPBS” (twice occurring), substitute “the Scheme”.

13 Subsection 16A(9)

Omit “the Act”, substitute “the National Health Act 1953”.

14 Section 17

Omit “RPBS listed”, substitute “RPBS Schedule listed”.

15 Paragraph 18(a)

Omit “a Repatriation Health Card ‑ For Specific Conditions or a Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card,”.

 

16 Paragraph 18(b)

Omit “ , a Repatriation Health Card ‑ For Specific Conditions or a Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card”.

17 Section 21 (note 1)

Omit “Note 1”, substitute “Note”.

18 Section 21 (note 2)

Omit the note.

19 Section 23 (heading)

Substitute:

23  Expenses incurred in obtaining Pharmaceutical Benefits while not in receipt of a pharmaceutical supplement

20 Subsection 23(1)

Omit “allowance under paragraph 118A(1)(c) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986”, substitute “supplement under section 28 of the Act”.

21 Paragraph 23(1)(a)

Omit “allowance”, substitute “supplement”.

22 Paragraph 23(1)(b)

Omit “and after 30 June 1992”.

23 Paragraph 23(1)(c)

Omit “allowance”, substitute “supplement”.

24 Subsection 23(1)

Omit “of pharmaceutical allowance”, substitute “of pharmaceutical supplement”.

25 Subsection 23(1)

Omit “of the allowance”, substitute “of the supplement”.

26 Part 5A

Omit the Part.