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Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2010 Measures No 1) Bill 2010

On Wednesday 17 March 2010, the fifth Bill, the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2010 Measures No 1) Bill 2010, was introduced to the House of Representatives by the Parliamentary Secretary for Health, the Hon Mark Butler MP. The Bill is now expected to be debated by the House in the winter sittings of Parliament.

The Bill is available on the Australian Parliament House website through the 'Bills' page.

The Bill makes a number of key amendments, principally to:

  • Provide for the supply of unapproved medical devices to substitute for approved devices that are in short supply or unavailable (this mirrors s.19A for medicines)
  • enable listing of export-only variants of registered or listed medicines
  • clarify the provisions that allow the Minister to determine a list of permitted ingredients for listed medicines, and
  • Improve the operation of the Act through a range of minor technical amendments.