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Principles as made
The effect of the principle is to establish Extended Aged Care at Home - Dementia as a further kind of care for which flexible care subsidy may be payable.
Administered by: Health
Registered 14 Nov 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Nov-2005
Tabled Senate28-Nov-2005
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Social Services (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Flexible Care Subsidy Amendment Principles 2005 (No. 2)

Aged Care Act 1997

I, JULIE BISHOP, Minister for Ageing, make these Principles under subsection 96-1 (1) of the Aged Care Act 1997.

Dated 2 November 2005

JULIE BISHOP

 


1              Name of Principles

                These Principles are the Flexible Care Subsidy Amendment Principles 2005 (No. 2).

2              Commencement

                These Principles commence on the day after they are registered.

3              Amendment of Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997

                Schedule 1 amends the Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)

  

[1]           Chapter 2, Part 1, heading

substitute

Part 1                 What is extended aged care at home and extended aged care at home — dementia?

Division 1              Extended aged care at home

[2]           Section 15.5

substitute

15.5        Purpose of Division (Act s 50-2)

                This Division explains what is meant by extended aged care at home.

[3]           Section 15.6

after

flexible care

insert

(other than care to which Division 2 applies)

[4]           After section 15.6

insert

Division 2              Extended aged care at home — dementia

15.7        Purpose of Division (Act s 50-2)

                This Division explains what is meant by extended aged care at home — dementia.

15.8        What is extended aged care at home — dementia?

         (1)   Extended aged care at home — dementia is a form of flexible care that:

                (a)    is provided in the care recipient’s home; and

               (b)    is in the form of services necessary to maintain the person at home, including nursing care or personal assistance (or both), in an individually tailored and managed package of care; and

                (c)    is provided to a care recipient who:

                          (i)    is assessed as having behavioural dysfunction associated with dementia; and

                         (ii)    has complex care needs because of behavioural dysfunction associated with dementia; and

                         (iii)    is assessed under section 22-4 of the Act as requiring a high level of residential care; and

                        (iv)    would, if he or she were not receiving extended aged care at home — dementia, have required a high level of residential care; and

               (d)    is directed to the care recipient’s complex care needs.

         (2)   In this section:

complex care needs has the meaning given by subsection 5.6 (2) of the Approval of Care Recipients Principles 1997.

[5]           Section 15.10

substitute

15.10      Kind of care

                Care of a kind for which flexible care subsidy may be payable is flexible care provided by an approved provider in the form of:

                (a)    extended aged care at home; or

               (b)    extended aged care at home — dementia.

[6]           Section 15.11

omit

extended aged care at home.

insert

extended aged care at home or extended aged care at home — dementia.