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NATIONAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL ACT 1992


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Object of the Act etc.  
   4.      Interpretation  
   5.      Act to bind Crown  
   5A.     Application of the Criminal Code  

   PART 2--THE NATIONAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

   5B.     Establishment of the NHMRC  
   5C.     Function of the NHMRC  
   5D.     Reference of matters to the CEO, Council and Principal Committees by the Minister  
   5E.     Minister may give directions to the CEO, Council and Principal Committees  

   PART 3--THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

           Division 1--Establishment and functions

   6.      The Chief Executive Officer  
   7.      Functions of the CEO  
   8.      Timetables and procedures to assist CEO make recommendations on application of Account  

           Division 2--Regulatory recommendations and guidelines

              Subdivision A--Regulatory recommendations made, and guidelines issued, by CEO

   9.      CEO to only make regulatory recommendations and issue guidelines as developed by Council  
   10.     Human research guidelines  
   12.     Consultation about regulatory recommendations  
   13.     Consultation about guidelines  
   14.     Interim regulatory recommendations and guidelines  
   14AA.   Consultation requirements do not apply to revoking guidelines  

              Subdivision B--Guidelines approved by CEO

   14A.    Approval by CEO of guidelines for third parties  

              Subdivision C--Other provisions about consultation

   14B.    Consultation may be dispensed with in certain circumstances  
   15.     CEO must develop procedures  

           Division 3--Corporate plans

   16.     Corporate plan  
   18.     Approval and tabling of corporate plan  
   19.     Variation of corporate plan  

   PART 4--THE COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES OF THE NHMRC

           Division 1--The Council of the NHMRC

   20.     Establishment of the Council of the NHMRC  
   21.     Functions of the Council  
   22.     Meetings of the Council  

           Division 2--Principal Committees

   35.     Principal Committees  
   36.     Constitution of the Australian Health Ethics Committee  

           Division 3--Working committees

   39.     Working committees  

           Division 4--CEO's determinations of Council and committee procedures etc

   40.     CEO's determinations of Council and committee procedures etc.  

   PART 5--APPOINTMENTS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

   41.     Appointments  
   42.     Acting appointments  
   42A.    Disclosures of interests  
   43.     Remuneration and allowances  
   44.     Leave of absence  
   44A.    Resignations  
   44B.    Terminations of appointments  
   44C.    Other terms and conditions  

   PART 6--STAFF, CONSULTANTS AND WORK ARRANGEMENTS

   45.     Staff of the NHMRC  
   46.     Consultants  
   48.     CEO may make arrangements relating to various matters  

   PART 7--MEDICAL RESEARCH ENDOWMENT ACCOUNT

   49.     Medical Research Endowment Account  
   50.     Credit of amounts to Account  
   51.     Purposes of the Account  
   52.     Application of gifts or bequests  
   53.     Money repaid to the Commonwealth  

   PART 8--COMMISSIONER OF COMPLAINTS

           Division 1--Establishment and functions of Commissioner of Complaints

   55.     Commissioner of Complaints  
   56.     Functions of Commissioner  
   57.     Who may complain  
   58.     Grounds for complaint  
   59.     How to make a complaint  
   60.     Commissioner to investigate complaints  
   61.     Discretion not to investigate  

           Division 2--Procedure and powers of Commissioner

   62.     CEO to be informed of investigation  
   63.     Procedure of Commissioner  
   64.     Co-operation with Commissioner  
   65.     Immunity from penalty  
   66.     Reports by Commissioner  
   67.     Recommendations  
   68.     Annual report of Commissioner  

           Division 3--Administrative arrangements for Commissioner

   69.     Commissioner must have appropriate expertise  
   72.     Commissioner may enter into arrangements with NHMRC  
   76.     Disclosure of interests of Commissioner in relation to investigation  
   78.     Commissioner to protect personal information  
   79.     Protection from civil actions  

   PART 9--MISCELLANEOUS

   80.     Confidential commercial information  
   82.     Delegation  
   83.     Annual report  
   85.     Regulations  


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