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This instrument modifies National Health Act 1953 to permit Approved Pharmacists to legally issue Safety Net Concession Cards and Pharmaceutical Benefits Entitlement Cards, and allows Services Australia to process and pay claims by those suppliers, where the applications are lodged without an applicant signature.
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Registered 24 Dec 2020
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Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Modifications—National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme)) Determination 2020

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following determination.

Dated 23 December 2020

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 

  

  

  


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1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Modifications................................................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1—Modifications of the National Health Act 1953                                                 2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Modifications—National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme)) Determination 2020.

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.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

25 December 2020

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 subitem 1(2) of Schedule 5 to the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Act 2020.

4  Modifications

                   Each modification of a provision of the National Health Act 1953 as set out in a Schedule to this instrument is determined for the purposes of subitem 1(2) of Schedule 5 to the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Act 2020.

Schedule 1Modifications of the National Health Act 1953

  

1  Definitions

In this Schedule:

relevant period means the period:

                     (a)  starting on 8 April 2020; and

                     (b)  ending on the day on which item 1 of Schedule 5 to the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Act 2020 is repealed.

2  Disapplication of paragraph 84DA(3)(c)

Paragraph 84DA(3)(c) of the National Health Act 1953 does not apply for the relevant period in relation to:

                     (a)  an application made under subsection 84DA(1) or (2) of that Act during that period; or

                     (b)  an application made under either of those subsections before the start of that period if the application is dealt with during the period.

3  Disapplication of paragraph 84E(3)(c)

Paragraph 84E(3)(c) of the National Health Act 1953 does not apply for the relevant period in relation to:

                     (a)  an application made under subsection 84E(1) or (2) of that Act during that period; or

                     (b)  an application made under either of those subsections before the start of that period if the application is dealt with during the period.