Health Care Complaints Act 1993 No 105
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Historical notes

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am

amended

LW

legislation website

Sch

Schedule

Cl

clause

No

number

Schs

Schedules

Cll

clauses

p

page

Sec

section

Div

Division

pp

pages

Secs

sections

Divs

Divisions

Reg

Regulation

Subdiv

Subdivision

GG

Government Gazette

Regs

Regulations

Subdivs

Subdivisions

Ins

inserted

Rep

repealed

Subst

substituted

Table of amending instruments

Health Care Complaints Act 1993 No 105. Assented to 2.12.1993. Date of commencement of Parts 1, 4, 5, and 7, Sch 3 in so far as it amends the Public Sector Management Act 1988 and Sch 4, 4.5.1994, sec 2 and GG No 64 of 4.5.1994, p 2001; date of commencement of remainder (except Sch 3 in so far as it amends the Coroners Act 1980), 1.7.1994, sec 2 and GG No 88 of 1.7.1994, p 3239; Sch 3 in so far as it amends the Coroners Act 1980 was not commenced and was repealed by the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2010 No 119. This Act has been amended as follows:

1994

No 32

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994. Assented to 2.6.1994.
Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 2 relating to the Health Care Complaints Act 1993, assent, Sch 2.

 

No 95

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1994. Assented to 12.12.1994.
Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 1 relating to the Health Care Complaints Act 1993, assent, Sch 1.

1995

No 3

Parliamentary Committees Legislation Amendment Act 1995. Assented to 30.5.1995.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

1996

No 2

Poisons Amendment (Therapeutic Goods) Act 1996. Assented to 8.5.1996.
Date of commencement, 1.9.1996, sec 2 and GG No 99 of 30.8.1996, p 4984.

1997

No 154

Health Services Act 1997. Assented to 19.12.1997.
Date of commencement, 1.7.1998, sec 2 and GG No 97 of 26.6.1998, p 4423.

1999

No 16

Parliamentary Committees Legislation Amendment Act 1999. Assented to 9.6.1999.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

 

No 94

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sentencing) Act 1999. Assented to 8.12.1999.
Date of commencement of sec 7 and Sch 5, 1.1.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 144 of 24.12.1999, p 12184.

2001

No 15

Chiropractors Act 2001. Assented to 30.4.2001.
Date of commencement of Sch 6, 1.8.2002, sec 2 and GG No 124 of 31.7.2002, p 5696.

 

No 16

Osteopaths Act 2001. Assented to 30.4.2001.
Date of commencement of Sch 6, 1.8.2002, sec 2 and GG No 124 of 31.7.2002, p 5697.

 

No 64

Dental Practice Act 2001. Assented to 11.10.2001.
Date of commencement, 15.8.2004, sec 2 and GG No 134 of 13.8.2004, p 6449.

 

No 67

Physiotherapists Act 2001. Assented to 11.10.2001.
Date of commencement of Sch 6.3, 1.12.2002, sec 2 and GG No 237 of 29.11.2002, p 10062.

 

No 69

Psychologists Act 2001. Assented to 11.10.2001.
Date of commencement, 6.12.2002, sec 2 and GG No 246 of 6.12.2002, p 10364.

2002

No 30

Optometrists Act 2002. Assented to 21.6.2002.
Date of commencement of Sch 6.2, 16.6.2004, sec 2 and GG No 97 of 16.6.2004, p 3723.

 

No 103

Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002. Assented to 29.11.2002.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.12.2005, sec 2 and GG No 45 of 15.4.2005, p 1356.

2003

No 45

Nurses Amendment Act 2003. Assented to 30.9.2003.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.4, 1.8.2004, sec 2 (1) and GG No 126 of 30.7.2004, p 6114.

 

No 69

Podiatrists Act 2003. Assented to 20.11.2003.
Date of commencement of Sch 6.2, 9.12.2005, sec 2 (1) and GG No 154 of 9.12.2005, p 10028.

 

No 82

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2003. Assented to 27.11.2003.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (1).

2004

No 18

Health Care Complaints Amendment (Special Commission of Inquiry) Act 2004. Assented to 1.4.2004.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

 

No 98

Health Legislation Amendment (Complaints) Act 2004. Assented to 15.12.2004.
Date of commencement of Schs 1–3, 1.3.2005, sec 2 and GG No 28 of 25.2.2005, p 477.

2005

No 64

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2005. Assented to 1.7.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.13, assent, sec 2 (2).

 

No 77

Defamation Act 2005. Assented to 26.10.2005.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2006, sec 2.

 

No 98

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2005. Assented to 24.11.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).

2006

No 2

Public Sector Employment Legislation Amendment Act 2006. Assented to 13.3.2006.
Date of commencement, 17.3.2006, sec 2 and GG No 35 of 17.3.2006, p 1378.

 

No 59

Pharmacy Practice Act 2006. Assented to 7.9.2006.
Date of commencement of Sch 7.5, 25.2.2008, sec 2 (1) and GG No 21 of 22.2.2008, p 1038.

 

No 124

Health Legislation Amendment (Unregistered Health Practitioners) Act 2006. Assented to 4.12.2006.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

2007

No 9

Private Health Facilities Act 2007. Assented to 15.6.2007.
Date of commencement, 1.3.2010, sec 2 and 2010 (53) LW 26.2.2010.

 

No 27

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007. Assented to 4.7.2007.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.20, assent, sec 2 (2).

 

No 94

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007. Assented to 13.12.2007.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

2008

No 27

Medical Practice Amendment Act 2008. Assented to 11.6.2008.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.8.2008, sec 2 and GG No 94 of 1.8.2008, p 7435.

2009

No 15

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2009. Assented to 13.5.2009.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.3, assent, sec 2 (1).

 

No 61

Occupational Licensing Legislation Amendment (Regulatory Reform) Act 2009. Assented to 16.9.2009.
Date of commencement of Sch 4.2, 1.7.2010, sec 2 (2).

2010

No 34

Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2010. Assented to 15.6.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2010, sec 2 (2).

 

No 59

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010. Assented to 28.6.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.41, 9.7.2010, sec 2 (2).

 

No 119

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2010. Assented to 29.11.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 7.1.2011, sec 2 (2).

 

No 127

Public Health Act 2010. Assented to 7.12.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.9.2012, sec 2 and 2012 (275) LW 29.6.2012. Amended by Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 No 27. Assented to 27.6.2011. Date of commencement of Sch 2.43, 8.7.2011, sec 2 (2).

2011

No 27

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011. Assented to 27.6.2011.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.18, 1.9.2012, Sch 2.18 and 2012 (275) LW 29.6.2012.

 

No 62

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2011. Assented to 16.11.2011.
Date of commencement of Sch 1, 6.1.2012, sec 2 (1).

2012

No 42

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012. Assented to 21.6.2012.
Date of commencement of Schs 1.12 [1] and 2.16, 6.7.2012, sec 2 (1); date of commencement of Sch 1.12 [2], 1.7.2012, Sch 1.12.

 

No 95

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2012. Assented to 21.11.2012.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 4.1.2013, sec 2 (1).

2013

No 24

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2013. Assented to 14.5.2013.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

 

No 95

Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013. Assented to 20.11.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.

2014

No 33

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014. Assented to 24.6.2014.
Date of commencement of Sch 3.12, 4.7.2014, sec 2 (1).

Table of amendments

Long title

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [1].

Sec 3

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [1].

Sec 3A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [2]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [1] [2]; 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [1].

Sec 4

Am 2001 No 15, Sch 6.2; 2001 No 16, Sch 6.2; 2001 No 64, Sch 6.2; 2001 No 67, Sch 6.3; 2001 No 69, Sch 6.1; 2002 No 30, Sch 6.2; 2003 No 45, Sch 2.4 [1]; 2003 No 69, Sch 6.2; 2004 No 98, Schs 1 [3] [4], 2 [2] [3], 3 [1]; 2005 No 64, Sch 1.13 [1]; 2006 No 2, Sch 4.24 [1]; 2006 No 59, Sch 7.5; 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [1]; 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [2]; 2009 No 61, Sch 4.2 [1]–[3]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [3]–[5]; 2011 No 62, Sch 1.8; 2012 No 42, Sch 1.12 [1] [2]; 2014 No 33, Sch 3.12 [1] [2].

Sec 7

Am 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [2]; 2010 No 127, Sch 4.8 [1] (am 2011 No 27, Sch 2.43); 2011 No 27, Sch 2.18; 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [2].

Sec 8

Am 2005 No 98, Sch 3.29 [1]; 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 9

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [5].

Part 2, Div 2, heading

Subst 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [6].

Sec 10

Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [7] [8].

Sec 11

Subst 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [9].

Sec 12

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [4]; 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [3]; 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [3]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Sec 13

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [6]. Am 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [4]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8] [10] [11].

Sec 14

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [5]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [7] [8].

Sec 15

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [6]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [12] [13].

Sec 16

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [7].

Sec 16A

Ins 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 18

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [8] [9]; 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [4]; 2010 No 127, Sch 4.8 [1] (am 2011 No 27, Sch 2.43).

Sec 20

Am 2004 No 98, Schs 1 [10]–[12], 2 [7].

Sec 20A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [13]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Sec 21A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [14]. Subst 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [1].

Sec 22A

Ins 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [5]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [14] [15].

Sec 23

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [15]–[17]; 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [5]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8]; 2010 No 127, Sch 4.8 [1] (am 2011 No 27, Sch 2.43).

Sec 24

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [18]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Sec 25

Am 1996 No 2, Sch 2; 1997 No 154, Sch 6.17 [1] [2]; 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [19] [20]; 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [6] [7]; 2007 No 9, Sch 5.11 [1] [2]; 2010 No 127, Sch 4.8 [2]; 2012 No 95, Sch 2.15; 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [2] [5].

Sec 25A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [21]. Am 2010 No 127, Sch 4.8 [3]; 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [2].

Sec 25B

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [21]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8] [16]–[18].

Sec 26

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [22]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Sec 27

Am 2004 No 98, Schs 1 [23], 2 [8]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [19].

Sec 28

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [24]. Am 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [6].

Sec 28A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [24]. Am 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [2].

Part 2, Div 5, note

Am 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [8]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [20]; 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [7].

Sec 29

Am 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [6].

Sec 29A

Ins 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [7].

Sec 30

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [25] [26]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [7] [19]; 2010 No 59, Sch 2.41.

Sec 33

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [27] [28]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [21]–[23].

Sec 34

Am 2002 No 103, Sch 4.45 [1]–[3]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [7] [8].

Sec 34A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [29]. Am 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [3]–[6]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [16].

Sec 35

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [30].

Sec 37

Rep 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [31].

Sec 37A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [32]. Am 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [7].

Sec 38

Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Sec 39

Am 2004 No 98, Schs 1 [33] [34], 3 [2]; 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [9] [10]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8] [16].

Sec 40

Am 2003 No 45, Sch 2.4 [2]; 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [11]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8] [19] [24].

Sec 41

Am 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [8]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Part 2, Div 6A

Ins 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [12].

Sec 41AA

Ins 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [25]. Am 2010 No 127, Sch 4.8 [4].

Sec 41A

Ins 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [12]. Am 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [9]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [7] [26]; 2010 No 127, Sch 4.8 [5] [6]; 2012 No 42, Sch 2.16; 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [8].

Sec 41B

Ins 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [12]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [27].

Sec 41C

Ins 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [12]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [28] [29]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.73 [1].

Sec 41D

Ins 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [12]. Subst 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [30].

Sec 45

Am 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [10] [11]; 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [9].

Part 2, Div 8

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9].

Secs 46–49

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9].

Sec 50

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9]. Am 2005 No 98, Sch 3.29 [2].

Secs 51, 52

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9].

Sec 53

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Sec 54

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9].

Sec 55

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8] [31].

Sec 56

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Secs 57, 58

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9].

Sec 58A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9].

Part 2, Div 9 (secs 58B–58D)

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9].

Part 2, charts

Rep 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [9].

Sec 59

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [35].

Sec 65

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [10].

Sec 67

Am 1995 No 3, Sch 1 (1) (2); 1999 No 16, Sch 1.1 [1] [2].

Sec 69

Am 2007 No 27, Sch 1.20 [1] [2].

Sec 70

Am 1995 No 3, Sch 1 (3); 1999 No 16, Sch 1.1 [3]; 2007 No 27, Sch 1.20 [1] [2].

Sec 70A

Ins 1994 No 95, Sch 1.

Sec 72

Am 2005 No 77, Sch 6.7; 2007 No 27, Sch 1.20 [1].

Sec 75

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 3 [3].

Sec 76

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 3 [4]. Am 2014 No 33, Sch 3.12 [4].

Sec 77

Rep 2014 No 33, Sch 3.12 [5].

Sec 80

Am 2004 No 98, Schs 1 [36], 2 [11]; 2006 No 2, Sch 4.24 [2]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [32] [33]; 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [10]; 2014 No 33, Sch 3.12 [6].

Sec 82

Am 1997 No 154, Sch 6.17 [3]. Rep 2006 No 2, Sch 4.24 [3].

Part 6 (secs 85–90)

Subst 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [12].

Part 6A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 3 [5].

Sec 90A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 3 [5].

Sec 90B

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 3 [5]. Am 2005 No 64, Sch 1.13 [2]; 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [12]–[14]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8]; 2013 No 24, Sch 2 [11].

Sec 90C

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 3 [5]. Am 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [8].

Sec 90CA

Ins 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [15]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Sec 90D

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 3 [5].

Sec 90E

Ins 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [16].

Sec 92A

Ins 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [9]. Subst 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [34].

Sec 93

Subst 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [35].

Sec 94A

Ins 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [13].

Sec 94B

Ins 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [13]. Am 2009 No 61, Sch 4.2 [4] [5]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [7] [19] [36]–[40].

Sec 94C

Ins 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [13]. Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [41]; 2013 No 95, Schs 2.73 [2], 6.3.

Sec 96

Am 2004 No 98, Schs 1 [37], 2 [13]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Sec 97

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 2 [14].

Sec 98

Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [8].

Sec 99A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [38]. Am 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [17].

Sec 99B

Ins 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [18].

Sec 100

Am 2007 No 94, Sch 4.

Sec 102

Rep 2010 No 119, Sch 4.

Sec 103A

Ins 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [39].

Sec 105

Ins 2004 No 18, Sch 1 [1]. Rep 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [42].

Sch 1

Am 2010 No 59, Sch 2.41.

Sch 1A

Ins 2014 No 33, Sch 3.12 [7].

Sch 2

Am 1999 No 94, sec 7 (2) and Sch 5, Part 2; 2014 No 33, Sch 3.12 [8].

Sch 3

Am 1994 No 32, Sch 2; 2003 No 82, Sch 3; 2010 No 119, Sch 4.

Sch 4

Am 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [40] [41]; 2005 No 64, Sch 1.13 [3]; 2006 No 124, Sch 2 [14] [15]; 2007 No 9, Sch 5.11 [3]; 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [10] [11]; 2009 No 15, Sch 1.3 [19]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [43].

Sch 5

Ins 2004 No 18, Sch 1 [2]. Am 2004 No 98, Sch 1 [42]; 2008 No 27, Sch 2 [12]. Rep 2010 No 34, Sch 2.22 [44].

The whole Act (except Sch 4)

Am 2014 No 33, Sch 3.12 [3] (“Director-General” and “Director-General’s” omitted wherever occurring, “Health Secretary” and “Health Secretary’s” inserted instead, respectively).

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