22 Nov 11 Exposure Draft - Third party procured GST-free health supplies
The 2011-12 Budget included a measure to amend the GST law to ensure that certain supplies made to health insurers in the course of settling health insurance claims will be GST-free. A consultation paper relating to the policy design and implementation of the proposed changes was released on 7 June 2011
On 21 November 2011, Treasury released exposure draft legislation that will ensure that the supply by the health care provider paid for by an insurer or a government entity under a health funding arrangement is treated as a GST-free supply so long as the related supply from the health care provider to the insured person is a GST-free health supply.
The closing date for submissions on the exposure draft is Monday 19 December 2011.