Veterans’ Entitlements (Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – Under Co-payment Data Collection) Instrument 2012 (No. R19/2012)

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2012L00744

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Australian Government
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
 
Veterans’ Entitlements (Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – Under Co-payment Data Collection) Instrument 2012
 
Instrument No. R19/2012
 
 
I, Warren Snowdon, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, pursuant to subsection 91(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, approve this instrument made by the Repatriation Commission.
Dated this 30th        day of March               2012
Warren Snowdon
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WARREN SNOWDON
 
The Repatriation Commission, pursuant to subsection 91(2) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, varies the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (Instrument No.12 of 1995) in accordance with the Schedule.
Ian Campbell                                                   Shane Carmody
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IAN CAMPBELL                                                        SHANE CARMODY
        PSM                 
    PRESIDENT                                                          DEPUTY PRESIDENT
 
 
 
[1]     Name of Instrument
This instrument is the Veterans’ Entitlements (Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – Under Co-payment Data Collection) Instrument 2012.
 
[2]  Commencement
 
This instrument commences on 1 April 2012.
 
 
 
Schedule
 
1.       Paragraph 3
 
insert:
 
approved supplier has the meaning given in Part VII of the National Health Act 1953.
 
Secretary has the meaning given in Part 1 of the National Health Act 1953.
 
2.      Part 5A
 
after this Part, insert:
 
Part 5B — Under Co-payment Data Collection
 
40A.  Giving information
 
(1)   A Community Pharmacist who gives information to the Secretary in relation to the supply, under the Scheme, of a Pharmaceutical benefit by the pharmacist to an Eligible Person, is taken to have given that information under, and for the purposes of, the Scheme, provided that:
 
(a) no claim for payment is made by the Community Pharmacist on the Commission or Department for dispensing the Pharmaceutical benefit; and
 
(b) the dispensing price of the pharmaceutical benefit is less than, or equal to, the co-payment that would have been paid by the Eligible Person for the pharmaceutical benefit if it had been dispensed at a price for which a co-payment is payable; and
 
(c) the information is given in accordance with the requirements, to the extent applicable, that apply under section 98C of the National Health Act 1953 to an approved supplier giving information to the Secretary in relation to the supply to a person of a pharmaceutical benefit, as if references in section 98C to an approved supplier and a pharmaceutical benefit are references to, respectively, a Community Pharmacist and a Pharmaceutical benefit and the pharmaceutical benefit has been supplied under the Scheme.
 
Note: a Community Pharmacist includes an Approved Hospital Authority.