Report No. 46, 55th Parliament - Hospital Foundations Bill 2017 (LAPSED)


The committee tabled its report on 13 October 2017.

View:    Report No. 46, 55th Parliament - Hospital Foundations Bill 2017 (LAPSED)
View:    Bill
View:    Explanatory Note
View:    Explanatory Speech

Hospital Foundations Bill 2017

On 22 August 2017, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services introduced the Hospital Foundation Bill 2017.

The Bill was referred to the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee for consideration.

The Bill

The explanatory notes state that the Bill has two policy objectives:


To repeal the Hospitals Foundations Act 1982 and replace it with a more streamlined and contemporary legislative framework under which entities may support and improve the public health system in Queensland. This purpose is primarily achieved by providing for:

  • the objects for which foundations may hold and manage property
  • the establishment of foundations and boards for foundations, and
  • matters relating to the administration and oversight of foundations and boards for foundation


To amend the Drugs Misuse Act 1986 to enable appropriate further development of the industrial cannabis industry, following a national decision to allow low-tetrahydrocannabinol hempseed and seed products to be sold as food.


Submissions Closed:Thursday 14 September 2017
Public Briefing:Wednesday 6 September 2017 - program - transcript
Reporting Date:Friday, 13 October 2017 


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