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ACA Ch. 3 No. 10/2007 Determinations/Aged Care as made
This instrument determines the amount of oxygen supplement payable in respect of a day.
Administered by: Health
Registered 28 Jun 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Aug-2007
Tabled Senate07-Aug-2007
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2008
Repealed by Aged Care Act 1997 - Determination under section 44-13 (ACA Ch. 3 No. 13/2008)

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

AGED CARE ACT 1997

 

SECTION 44-13

 

 

DETERMINATION OF RATES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

(ACA Ch. 3 No. 10/2007)

 

 

OXYGEN SUPPLEMENT

 

Paragraph 44-13(6)(a) of the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Act) provides that the Minister may determine in writing the amount of the oxygen supplement.  Paragraph 44-13(6)(b) of the Act provides that the Minister may determine a method for working out the amount of oxygen supplement for a particular day.

 

An oxygen supplement will be provided where a care recipient needs to use oxygen on a regular and continuing basis.  It does not include the provision of oxygen on a short-term, episodic or emergency basis.  It is a daily supplement for eligible recipients.

 

This determination sets the oxygen supplement rate with effect from 1 July 2007.

 

The determination also outlines a method for calculating the amount of oxygen supplement to be paid where the actual cost to the approved provider of administering oxygen to the care recipient is equal to, or more than, 125% of the daily rate.

 

All residential care supplement rates are indexed on 1 July each year.  The index for the oxygen supplement is based on the Consumer Price Index.

 

Consultation

 

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