Report No. 3, 56th Parliament – Hospital Foundations Bill 2018

Report No. 3, 56th Parliament – Hospital Foundations Bill 2018

The committee tabled its Report No. 3, 56th Parliament – Hospital Foundations Bill 2018 on 15 March 2018.

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The Bill

On 15 February 2018, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services introduced the Hospital Foundations Bill 2018.  The Bill was referred to the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee for consideration.

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

To repeal and replace the Hospitals Foundations Act 1982 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.

The Bill is similar to the Hospital Foundations Bill 2017 which was introduced by the former Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services in August 2017, and considered by the former committee in its report No.46.  That Bill lapsed with the dissolution of the 55th Parliament on 29 October 2017.

The differences between the 2017 and 2018 Bills are explained in the Department of Health correspondence dated 20 February 2018, available under the ‘Related Publications' tab. 


Submission deadline: Tuesday 27 February 2018 
Reporting date: Thursday 15 March 2018

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