Supplementary Order Paper No 190

No 190

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Dr David Clark, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clauses 15A and 15B

Delete clauses 15A and 15B (page 14, lines 23 to 33).

Clauses 25A and 25B

Delete clauses 25A and 25B (page 18, lines 18 to 27).

New clause 26A

After clause 26 (page 20, after line 11), insert:

26A New section 116E and cross-heading inserted

After new section 116D (as inserted by section 26 of this Act), insert:

List of authorities

116E Director-General of Health to publish list of responsible authorities

(1)

The Director-General of Health must—

(a)

maintain a list of responsible authorities appointed by or under this Act and the health professions in respect of which each of those authorities is appointed; and

(b)

publish that list in the Gazette.

(2)

The Director-General of Health must republish the list if—

(a)

an Order in Council is made under—

(i)

section 115; or

(ii)

section 116A.

Clause 31

Delete clause 31 (page 26, lines 31 to 35).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill to—

  • remove the ability of a professional conduct committee, after completing an investigation into a matter concerning a health practitioner, to determine that, from a specified date, 1 or more conditions be included in the health practitioner’s scope of practice:

  • require the Director-General of Health to maintain and publish in the Gazette a list of responsible authorities and the health professions for which the authorities are appointed.