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ACA Ch. 3 No. 10/2005 Determinations/Aged Care as made
This instrument determines the amount of the adjusted subsidy reduction.
Administered by: Health
Registered 28 Jun 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Aug-2005
Tabled Senate09-Aug-2005
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2006
Repealed by Aged Care Act 1997 - Determination under section 44-19 (ACA Ch. 3 No. 7/2006)

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

AGED CARE ACT 1997

 

SECTION 44-19

 

 

DETERMINATION OF RATES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

(ACA Ch. 3 No. 10/2005)

 

 

ADJUSTED SUBSIDY REDUCTION

 

Subsection 44-19(2) of the Aged Care Act 1997 provides that the Minister may determine in writing the amount of the adjusted subsidy reduction. 

 

Under the National Health Act 1953, nursing homes that had transferred from State Government funding to Commonwealth nursing home funding were known as “adjusted fee government nursing homes”.  They were paid a discounted rate of standard infrastructure funding.

 

The discounted subsidy translates into the Aged Care Act 1997 as the adjusted subsidy reduction.  This is a reduction to the daily subsidy per resident equivalent to the discount that applied before 1 October 1997.  It only applies to services that were approved as “adjusted fee government nursing homes” under the previous arrangements.

 

This determination sets the adjusted subsidy reduction amount with effect from 1 July 2005.

 

Consultation

 

As the indexation of this subsidy uses a well established formula for indexation, no specific consultation with industry was undertaken with respect to this instrument.