Date: 5 July 2023
The RACGP has provided a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review Scheme) Bill 2023.
The Bill was introduced to the Parliament in May 2023. If passed, the measures contained in the Bill would:
- remove the requirement for the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to agree to the appointment of the Director of the PSR
- amend consultation requirements for appointing other statutory office holders of the PSR to enable consultation with relevant peak bodies directly
- establish the new statutory office of Associate Director of the PSR
- remove the requirement for the Chief Executive Medicare to consult with stakeholder groups prior to issuing a notice to produce documents.
The RACGP has no objections to the Bill, provided these legislative changes do not have any impact on the PSR’s level of engagement with peak bodies including the RACGP.
Read the submission
Submission on the Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review Scheme) Bill 2023 (PDF)