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A Bill for an Act to amend the Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995, and for related purposes
Administered by: Social Services
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Registered 25 Sep 2014
Introduced HR 25 Sep 2014
Table of contents.

2013‑2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges (Amendment) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Social Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995               3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges (Amendment) Act 2014.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

1 July 2015.

1 July 2015

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995

1  Section 7 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

7  Charge on compensation in respect of reimbursements for nursing home care, residential care or home care

2  Paragraph 7(1)(b)

Omit “or residential”, substitute “, residential care or home”.

3  Paragraph 7(2)(a)

Omit “or residential”, substitute “, residential care or home”.

4  Paragraph 7(2)(aa)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                    (aa)  nursing home benefit, residential care subsidy or home care subsidy has been paid in respect of the nursing home care, residential care or home care; and

5  Paragraph 7(2)(b)

Omit “or residential”, substitute “, residential care or home”.

6  Subsection 7(2)

Omit “the nursing home benefit or residential care” (wherever occurring), substitute “the nursing home benefit, residential care subsidy or home care”.

7  Section 8 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

8  Charge on compensation in respect of past payments of nursing home benefit, residential care subsidy or home care subsidy

8  Paragraph 8(1)(b)

Omit “or residential”, substitute “, residential care or home”.

9  Paragraph 8(1)(ba)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                   (ba)  nursing home benefit, residential care subsidy or home care subsidy has already been paid in respect of that nursing home care, residential care or home care; and

10  Paragraph 8(1)(c)

Omit “or residential care”, substitute “, residential care subsidy or home care”.

11  Subsection 8(1)

Omit “the nursing home benefit or residential care”, substitute “the nursing home benefit, residential care subsidy or home care”.

12  Paragraph 8(3)(a)

Omit “or residential care”, substitute “, residential care expenses or home care”.

13  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments made by items 1 to 6 of this Schedule apply in relation to a reimbursement arrangement made in respect of an injury to a compensable person if:

                     (a)  the arrangement is made on or after the day on which this Schedule commences; and

                     (b)  the person is entitled, under the arrangement, to compensation by way of reimbursement of expenses incurred in respect of home care provided to the person in the course of treatment of, or as a result of, the injury.

(2)       The amendments made by items 7 to 12 of this Schedule apply in relation to a judgment or settlement made in respect of an injury to a compensable person if:

                     (a)  the judgment or settlement is made on or after the day on which this Schedule commences; and

                     (b)  home care is provided to that person in the course of treatment of, or as a result of, the injury; and

                     (c)  home care subsidy is paid in respect of that home care.

(3)       For the purposes of subitems (1) and (2), it does not matter:

                     (a)  when the injury occurred; or

                     (b)  when a particular payment of home care subsidy is made.