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Nursing Homes Assistance Regulations

Authoritative Version
SR 1975 No. 65 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SR 1986 No. 352
Administered by: Health
Start Date 25 Dec 1986
End Date 17 Nov 2009
Date of repeal 17 Nov 2009
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by Statute Stocktake (Regulatory and Other Laws) Act 2009

NURSING HOMES ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS



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Nursing Homes Assistance Regulations

Statutory Rules 1975 No. 65 as amended
made under the
Nursing Homes Assistance Act 1974
This compilation was prepared on 12 August 2004
taking into account amendments up to SR 1986 No. 352
Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney-General's Department, Canberra


NURSING HOMES ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS
- REG 1
Citation [see Note 1]

These Regulations may be cited as the Nursing Homes Assistance Regulations.

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- REG 2
Commencement

These Regulations shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 January 1975.

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- REG 3
Interpretation

In these Regulations:

extensive care patient, in relation to a nursing home, means a qualified nursing home patient who requires, and receives in that nursing home, nursing home care of a kind required by a person:
(a)
who, by reason of infirmity, or any illness, disease, incapacity or disability, is bedridden or virtually bedridden, and is wholly or substantially dependent on nursing care; or

(b)
who is undergoing treatment for any illness, disease, incapacity or disability and, for the purposes of that treatment, is wholly or substantially dependent on nursing care.

ordinary care patient, in relation to a nursing home, means a qualified nursing home patient in that nursing home, not being a person who is an extensive care patient in relation to that nursing home.

the Act means the Nursing Homes Assistance Act 1974.

NURSING HOMES ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS
- REG 4
Prescribed nursing home for the purposes of the definition of Government nursing home in subsection 3 (1) of the Act

For the purposes of the definition of Government nursing home in subsection 3 (1) of the Act, each of the nursing homes specified in an item in a Part of Schedule 1 is a prescribed nursing home.

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- REG 5
Prescribed associations for the purposes of subsection 12 (1) of the Act

For the purposes of subsection 12 (1) of the Act, the associations specified in Schedule 2 are the prescribed associations.


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NURSING HOMES ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS
- REG 5A
Prescribed rate for the purposes of paragraph 13 (1) (a) of the Act

The rate of $106.05 per week is prescribed for the purposes of paragraph 13 (1) (a) of the Act.

NURSING HOMES ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS
- REG 6
Rate for the purposes of paragraph 13 (1) (d) of the Act

For the purposes of paragraph 13 (1) (d) of the Act, the rate applicable to a qualified nursing home patient in a nursing home situated in a State or Territory specified in column 1 of the following table is:

(a)
in the case of an ordinary care patient — the amount per week specified in column 2; and

(b)
in the case of an extensive care patient — the amount per week specified in column 3;

of that table opposite the name of that State or Territory specified in column 1:


Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

State or Territory
Amount per week for
ordinary care patient
Amount per week for
extensive care patient

$
$
New South Wales
409.85
451.85
Victoria
481.25
523.25
Queensland
352.80
394.80
Western Australia
365.05
407.05
South Australia
421.40
463.40
Tasmania
359.10
401.10
Australian Capital Territory
409.85
451.85
Northern Territory
421.40
463.40


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NURSING HOMES ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS
Schedule 1 Prescribed nursing homes

(regulation 4)

Part I New South Wales


1
Allandale Hospital, Cessnock.
2
Balmain Hospital (Glebe Annex Nursing Home), Balmain.
3
Baringa Hospital, Fairy Meadow.
4
Bathurst Macquarie Homes for the Aged (Bathurst District

Hospital Infirmary), Bathurst.
5
Beverley Park Home, Campbelltown.
6
Bodington Red Cross Hospital, Wentworth Falls.
7
Braeside Church of England Hospital, Stanmore.
8
Carrington Centennial Hospital for Convalescents, Camden.
9
Cessnock District Hospital (Abernethy Home), Cessnock.
10
Cessnock District Hospital (Cessnock House), Cessnock.
11
Garrawarra Hospital, Waterfall.
12
Gloucester Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Gloucester.
13
Governor Phillip Special Hospital (excluding the Fracture Wing), Penrith.
14
Graythwaite Nursing Home, North Sydney.
15
Hiliary House Nursing Home, Albury.
16
Kurri Kurri District Hospital (Geriatric Unit), Kurri Kurri.
17
Lidcombe Hospital (Wards 20, 22, 25A, 25B, 26A, 26B, 27A, 27B, 34, 35, 37 and 43), Lidcombe.
18
Lottie Stewart Hospital, Dundas.
19
Lourdes House, Dubbo.
20
Lucy Gullett Hospital, Bexley.
21
Mount St. Joseph's Nursing Home, Young.
22
Newcastle Western Suburbs Hospital (Dudley Male Geriatric Unit), Newcastle.
23
Newcastle Western Suburbs Hospital (Waratah Female Geriatric Unit), Newcastle.
24
O'Connor House Nursing Home, Wagga Wagga.
25
Our Lady of Loreto Nursing Home for the Aged, Strathfield.
26
Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Wentworth Falls.
27
Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital (Walter Hall, Fairfax, Harris,

Dangar, High School and Stack Wards), Thirlmere.
28
Royal Ryde Rehabilitation Hospital (Weemala Home), Ryde.
29
St. Catherine's Villa, Eastwood.
30
St. Joseph's Convalescent Home and Home for Aged and Infirm People, Sandgate.
31
St. Joseph's Nursing Home, Lismore.
32
Strickland House, Vaucluse.

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II Victoria


1
After-Care Hospital (Geriatric Section), Collingwood.
2
Alexander Home and Hospital for the Aged (Wards 2, 3, 10, 11,
12 and Higgins), Castlemaine.
3
Ararat and District Hospital (Pyrenees House), Ararat.
4
Bacchus Marsh and District Hospital (Bacchus Marsh and District Nursing Home), Bacchus Marsh.
5
Benalla and District Memorial Hospital (Morrie Evans Wing), Benalla.
6
Bendigo Home and Hospital for the Aged (Wards E2, E3, E4, E5,

E6, E7, M3, N4, N5, N6, N7 and W2 and Stella Anderson Wing), Bendigo.
7
Bethlehem Public Hospital (Marian Wing), Caulfield.
8
Camperdown District Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Camperdown.
9
Casterton Memorial Hospital (Nursing Home Unit, comprising the Katie Jefferys Wing and 4 beds in O'Sullivan Wing), Casterton.
10
Caulfield Hospital (Infirmary Section, comprising Wards 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14), Caulfield.
11
Central Gippsland Hospital (Central Gippsland Nursing Home), Traralgon.
12
Cobram District Hospital (Irvin House), Cobram.
13
Cohuna District Hospital (Cohuna Community Nursing Home), Cohuna.
14
Colac District Hospital (Polworth House), Colac.
15
Corio House, Warrnambool.
16
Corryong District Hospital (Upper Murray Nursing Home), Corryong.
17
Dimboola District Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Dimboola.
18
Donald District Hospital (Donald and District Nursing Home), Donald.
19
Echuca District Hospital (Lumeah Nursing Home), Echuca.
20
Edenhope District Memorial Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Edenhope.
21
Elanora Home and Hospital for the Aged (East, West, Centre and John Grant East Wings), Brighton.
22
George Vowell Home for the Blind, Mt. Eliza.
23
Gippsland Base Hospital (Evelyn Wilson Wing), Sale.
24
Gippsland Geriatric Centre, Bairnsdale.
25
Goulburn Valley Base Hospital (Una Nursing Home), Shepparton.
26
Goulburn Valley Base Hospital (Tatura Annexe Nursing Home), Tatura.
27
Grace McKellar House (Blocks 5, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12), North Geelong.
28
Greenvale Geriatric Centre (Wards North 1, 2 and 3, South 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 and Block 8), Greenvale.
29
Hamilton Base Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Hamilton.
30
Henry Pride Geriatric Centre, Kew.
31
Inglewood Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Inglewood.
32
Kaniva District Hospital (Archie Gray Nursing Home), Kaniva.
33
Kelaston Home for the Blind (Rooms 1 to 19), Ballarat.
34
Kerang and District Hospital (Glenarm Wing), Kerang.
35
Kiewa Valley House, Mt. Beauty.
36
Kingston Centre (Wards South 1, 2, 3 and 5 and North 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 13 and 14), Cheltenham.
37
Korumburra District Hospital (Nursing Home Wing), Korumburra.
38
Kyabram and District Memorial Community Hospital (A. G. Hutchinson Home), Kyabram.
39
Kyneton District Hospital (Thomas Hogan Wing), Kyneton.
40
Latrobe Valley Hospital (Latrobe Valley Nursing Home), Moe.
41
Lorne Community Hospital (Lorne Nursing Home), Lorne.
42
Lyndoch Home and Hospital for the Aged, Warrnambool.
43
Maffra District Hospital (J. H. F. McDonald Wing), Maffra.
44
Maldon Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Maldon.
45
Mansfield District Hospital (Bentley House), Mansfield.
46
Maryborough and District Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Maryborough.
47
McCulloch House (Rooms 1 to 8 and Geriatric, Grimwade and Sargood Wards), Clayton.
48
Mildura Base Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Mildura.
49
Mirridong Home for the Blind (Beds 24 to 28 and 31 to 63), Bendigo.
50
Mooroopna Geriatric Hospital, Mooroopna.
51
Mount Eliza Geriatric Centre (Wards 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6), Mt. Eliza.
52
Mount Royal Hospital (Wards 3 to 7, 10, 11, 13, 16 and 18 to 26), Parkville.
53
Myrtleford District War Memorial Hospital (Barwidgee Lodge), Myrtleford.
54
Nathalia District Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Nathalia.
55
Nhill Hospital (Mira-The Nhill Hospital Nursing Home and Day Centre), Nhill.
56
Numurkah and District War Memorial Hospital (Baala House), Numurkah.
57
Ouyen and District Hospital (Canon T. D. Martin Unit), Ouyen.
58
Ovens and Murray Hospital for the Aged (Ingram, Lawford and Lindell Wards), Beechworth.
59
Portland and District Hospital (Seymour Cundy Wing), Portland.
60
Queen Elizabeth Geriatric Centre (Wards Janet Biddlecombe ground, 2 and 3, North 1, 2 and 3, South 1, 2 and 3, Edward Wilson, Margaret Hore and Argyle), Ballarat.
61
Red Cliffs District Hospital (Red Cliffs Nursing Home), Red Cliffs.
62
Rochester and District Memorial Hospital (Lorimer W. Nott Nursing Home), Rochester.
63
St. Arnaud District Hospital (Nursing Home Section), St. Arnaud.
64
Seymour District Memorial Hospital (Nursing Home Wing), Seymour.
65
Stawell District Hospital (Syme Wing), Stawell.
66
Swan Hill District Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Swan Hill.
67
Wangaratta District Base Hospital (P. H. Dicker Wing), Wangaratta.
68
Waranga and District Memorial Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Rushworth.
69
Warracknabeal District Hospital (J. R. and A. E. Landt Trust Nursing Home), Warracknabeal.
70
Werribee District Hospital (Wyndham Lodge), Werribee.
71
West Gippsland Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Warragul.
72
Westernport Memorial Hospital (Westernport Nursing Home),
Koo-wee-rup.
73
Williamstown Hospital (Hazeldean Nursing Home), Williamstown.
74
Wimmera Base Hospital (Sir Robert Menzies Nursing Home), Horsham.
75
Wonthaggi and District Hospital (Sleeman Wing), Wonthaggi.
76
Woorayl District Memorial Hospital (Kooraman House), Leongatha.
77
Wycheproof Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Wycheproof.
78
Yarrawonga District Hospital (Nursing Home Unit), Yarrawonga.

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III Queensland


1
Charleville Nursing Home, Charleville.
2
Dr. E. A. F. McDonald Nursing Home, Oakey.
3
Eventide (Wards B and D to H), Charters Towers.
4
Eventide (Wards A, B, C, E and F), Rockhampton.
5
Eventide (Dolphin House, Ebbtide House, Flinders House, Gannet House, Bramble House and Coral House), Sandgate.
6
Farrhome Nursing Care Unit, Kingaroy.
7
Halwyn Intellectually Handicapped Persons Centre, Red Hill.
8
Hervey Bay Nursing Home, Hervey Bay.
9
Jubilee Nursing Home, Dalby.
10
Maryborough Hospital (Disabled Children's Ward), Maryborough.
11
Maryborough Hospital Nursing Home, Maryborough.
12
Moreton Bay Nursing Care Unit, Wynnum.
13
Mount Lofty Senile Annex (Wards 1 to 6), Toowoomba.
14
Nambour Hospital Nursing Home, Nambour.
15
North Rockhampton Nursing Home, North Rockhampton.
16
Prince Charles Hospital Nursing Home Unit (Wards C1, C2, C5, C6 and C7), Chermside.
17
Redcliffe Hospital Nursing Home Annex (Wards 1 to 12), Redcliffe.
18
Rockhampton Base Hospital (Intellectually Handicapped Unit), Rockhampton.
19
Townsville Nursing Home, Townsville.
20
Westhaven Nursing Care Unit, Roma.
21
Weinholt Nursing Care Unit, Wondai.

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IV Western Australia


1
Albany Permanent Care Unit, Albany.
2
Alfred Carson Hospital, Claremont.
3
Beagle Bay Mission Hospital, Beagle Bay via Broome.
4
Brookton Hospital, Brookton.
5
Bunbury Permanent Care Unit, Bunbury.
6
Coolgardie Nursing Home, Coolgardie.
7
Cundalee Mission Hospital, Cundalee via Zanthus.
8
Derby Leprosarium Nursing Home, Derby.
9
Hawthorn Hospital, Mt. Hawthorn.
10
Heathcote Hospital, Applecross.
11
Home of Peace, Inglewood.
12
Home of Peace, Subiaco.
13
James T. Pollard Convalescent Hospital, Guildford.
14
La Grange Mission Hospital, La Grange.
15
Lady Lawley Cottage Hospital, Mosman Park.
16
Lombadina Mission Hospital, Lombadina via Broome.
17
Lucy Creeth Hospital, Mosman Park.
18
Mt. Henry Nursing Home (Blocks B, C, H and J), Como.
19
Northam Permanent Care Unit, Northam.
20
Numbala Nunga Derby Nursing Home, Derby.
21
Pallotine Mission Hospital, Balgo Hills via Derby.
22
Quadriplegic Centre, Shenton Park.
23
Silver Chain Nursing Association Hospital, Hilton Park.
24
Sunset Nursing Home (Blocks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10), Dalkeith.
25
Yulanya Nursing Home, Port Hedland.

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V South Australia


1
Julia Farr Centre, Fullarton.
2
Magill Home (French and Sydney Wings), Magill.
3
Royal Adelaide Hospital (Hampstead Centre — Ward C in Block 1 and Wards A to D in Block 2), Northfield.
4
Ru Rua Nursing Home (Estcourt House), Tennyson.
5
Windana Nursing Home, Glandore.

Part VI Tasmania


1
Cambell Town District Hospital (Dr. R. M. W. Webster Memorial Nursing Home Wing), Cambell Town.
2
Cosgrove Park Home for the Aged, Launceston.
3
Mersey Nursing Home, Latrobe.
4
Spencer Nursing Home, Wynyard.
5
St. John's Park Hospital, New Town.

Part VII Northern Territory


1 Hetti Perkins Nursing Home for the Aged, Alice Springs.

Part VIII Australian Capital Territory


1 Allambee Nursing Home, Aranda.
2 Jindalee Nursing Home, Narrabundah.

NURSING HOMES ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS
Schedule 2

(regulation 5)

Voluntary Care Association of N.S.W. and A.C.T.
Voluntary Care Association of Victoria
Voluntary Care Association (Q'l'd.)
Voluntary Care Association of South Australia Inc.
Voluntary Care Association of Western Australia (Inc.)
Voluntary Care Association of Tasmania
The Australian Cerebral Palsy Association Incorporated

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NURSING HOMES ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS
Notes to the Nursing Homes Assistance Regulations

Note 1

The Nursing Homes Assistance Regulations (in force under the Nursing Homes Assistance Act 1974) as shown in this compilation comprise Statutory Rules 1975 No. 65 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Statutory Rules

Year and
number
Date of notification
in Gazette
Date of
commencement
Application, saving or
transitional provisions
1975 No. 65
21 Apr 1975
1 Jan 1975

1975 No. 67
22 Apr 1975
1 May 1975

1975 No. 166
26 Aug 1975
26 Aug 1975

1975 No. 205
10 Nov 1975
10 Nov 1975

1975 No. 206
10 Nov 1975
13 Nov 1975

1976 No. 114
4 June 1976
4 June 1976

1977 No. 10
3 Feb 1977
3 Feb 1977

1977 No. 113
5 July 1977
7 July 1977

1977 No. 180
14 Oct 1977
14 Oct 1977

1977 No. 244
14 Dec 1977
14 Dec 1977

1978 No. 67
10 May 1978
11 May 1978

1978 No. 209
2 Nov 1978
9 Nov 1978

1978 No. 247
6 Dec 1978
6 Dec 1978

1979 No. 229
31 Oct 1979
31 Oct 1979

1979 No. 232
31 Oct 1979
8 Nov 1979

1980 No. 85
23 Apr 1980
Rr. 1 and 2: 8 May 1980
Remainder: 23 Apr 1980

1980 No. 310
28 Oct 1980
6 Nov 1980

1981 No. 88
6 May 1981
6 May 1981

1981 No. 98
7 May 1981
7 May 1981

1981 No. 319
4 Nov 1981
5 Nov 1981

1982 No. 39
10 Feb 1982
11 Feb 1982

1982 No. 83
23 Apr 1982
6 May 1982

1982 No. 285
29 Oct 1982
4 Nov 1982

1983 No. 43
21 Apr 1983
21 Apr 1983

1983 No. 46
29 Apr 1983
5 May 1983

1983 No. 246
31 Oct 1983
3 Nov 1983

1984 No. 65
30 Apr 1984
3 May 1984

1984 No. 309
26 Oct 1984
1 Nov 1984

1984 No. 428
14 Dec 1984
15 Dec 1984

1985 No. 87
7 June 1985
13 June 1985

1985 No. 192
16 Aug 1985
16 Aug 1985

1985 No. 289
7 Nov 1985
14 Nov 1985

1986 No. 54
18 Apr 1986
1 May 1986

1986 No. 329
12 Nov 1986
13 Nov 1986

1986 No. 352
3 Dec 1986
25 Dec 1986

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of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted am. = amended rep. = repealed rs. = repealed and substituted
Provision affected
How affected
R. 3
rs. 1977 No. 180

am. 1982 No. 285
R. 5A
ad. 1975 No. 67

rs. 1975 No. 206; 1976 No. 114; 1977 No. 10

am. 1977 No. 113; 1978 Nos. 67 and 209; 1979 No. 232; 1980 Nos. 85 and 310; 1981 Nos. 98 and 319; 1982 Nos. 39, 83 and 285; 1983 Nos. 46 and 246; 1984 Nos. 65 and 309; 1985 Nos. 87 and 289; 1986 Nos. 54 and 352
R. 6
am. 1975 Nos. 67 and 206; 1976 No. 114; 1977 Nos. 10 and 113

rs. 1977 No. 180

am. 1978 Nos. 67 and 209; 1979 No. 232; 1980 Nos. 85 and 310; 1981 Nos. 98 and 319; 1982 Nos. 39, 83 and 285; 1983 Nos. 46 and 246; 1984 Nos. 65, 309 and 428; 1985 Nos. 87 and 289; 1986 Nos. 54, 329 and 352
Schedule 1

Schedule 1
am. 1975 Nos. 166 and 205; 1977 No. 244; 1978 No. 247; 1979 No. 229; 1980 No. 85; 1981 No. 88; 1983 No. 43

rs. 1985 No. 192
Schedule 2

Schedule 2
rs. 1977 Nos. 10

am. 1977 No. 180