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R53/2009 Principles as made
This instrument enables the Repatriation Commission to accept financial responsibility for co-payments payable by former prisoners of war and veterans awarded the Victoria Cross under a community care at home package under the Aged Care Act 1997.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 09 Oct 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR19-Oct-2009
Tabled Senate26-Oct-2009
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Australian Government

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

 

Veterans’ Entitlements (Treatment Principles – Community Care at Home approved under the Aged Care Act 1997 for Former Prisoners of War and Victoria Cross Recipients) Instrument 2009

 

Instrument No. R53/2009

 

 

I, Alan Griffin, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, pursuant to subsection 90(5) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, approve this instrument made by the Repatriation Commission.

Dated this 1st day of October 2009

Alan Griffin

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ALAN GRIFFIN

 

The Repatriation Commission, pursuant to subsection 90(4) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, varies the Treatment Principles (Instrument No.R8 of 2004) in accordance with the Schedule.

Dated this 28th day of September 2009

Ian Campbell              Shane Carmody                  WD Rolfe

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IAN CAMPBELL             SHANE CARMODY              BRIGADIER W D ROLFE AO (Rtd)

PRESIDENT                   DEPUTY PRESIDENT              COMMISSIONER

 

 

 

[1]     Name of Instrument

This instrument is the Veterans’ Entitlements (Treatment Principles – Community Care at Home approved under the Aged Care Act 1997 for Former Prisoners of War and Victoria Cross Recipients) Instrument 2009

 

[2]  Commencement

 

This instrument is taken to have commenced on 21 August 2009.

 

 




 

Schedule

 

1.      Paragraph 1.4.1

 

insert:

 

Community Aged Care Package” means “community care” under section 45-3 of the Aged Care Act 1997 in force from time to time (the Act) for which an approved provider under the Act is, on the day community care is provided by the provider to a former prisoner of war or an entitled veteran awarded the Victoria Cross, eligible for community care subsidy under the Act.

 

Note 1: the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Community Care Subsidy Principles 1997 can be found on COMLAW: http://www.comlaw.gov.au

 

Note 2: the Community Care Subsidy Principles 1997 may specify care that is/is not community care under the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

Extended Aged Care at Home Package” means flexible careas defined in section 49-3 of the Aged Care Act 1997 in force from time to time (the Act):

 

(a)      for which an approved provider under the Act is, on the day flexible care is provided by the provider to a former prisoner of war or an entitled veteran awarded the Victoria Cross, eligible for flexible care subsidy under the Act; and

 

          (b)     comprised of the flexible care described in the Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997 as “extended aged care at home” or “extended aged care at home - dementia”.

 

Note 1: the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997 can be found on COMLAW: http://www.comlaw.gov.au

 

Note 2: the Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997 may specify care for which flexible care subsidy under the Act may be payable.

 

2.      Heading to PART 10 (Residential Care)

                     

substitute:

 

PART 10 – RESIDENTIAL CARE AND CARE AT HOME PACKAGES

 

3.      Part 10 Part C

 

after this Part, insert:

 

Part D - CARE AT HOME PACKAGES

 

10.9   The Commission may accept financial responsibility for a Community Aged Care Package or Extended Aged Care at Home Package for a former prisoner of war, or an entitled veteran awarded the Victoria Cross (VC veteran), who is receiving (or who has received) such a care package.

 

10.10 Financial responsibility is limited to responsibility for the amount (co-payment) the former prisoner of war or VC veteran paid, or is to pay, pursuant to an agreement with the provider of the care package — to the extent the co-payment does not exceed any limit under:

 

(a)              the Aged Care Act 1997;

(b)             instruments under the Aged Care Act 1997; or

(c)              any agreement between the provider of the care and the Secretary of the Department that administers the Aged Care Act 1997;

 

and financial responsibility does not include responsibility for the cost of the care package that would otherwise be subsidised under the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

10.11 In deciding whether to accept financial responsibility for a Community Aged Care Package or Extended Aged Care at Home Package provided to a former prisoner of war or VC veteran the Commission should take into account:

 

          (a)      whether the care was provided in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Aged Care Act 1997 and the relevant instruments thereunder;

(b)     whether the care complies with the requirements of any agreement between the provider of the care and the Secretary of the Department that administers the Aged Care Act 1997; and

 

          (c)     whether the care essentially duplicates treatment the former prisoner of war or VC veteran is receiving under other provisions of the Principles (double-dipping).

 

10.12          Billing

 

10.12.1       The provider of a Community Aged Care Package or Extended Aged Care at Home Package should bill Medicare Australia rather than the former prisoner of war or VC veteran (client) but if the client is billed, the Commission may, subject to paragraph 10.10, accept financial liability for the amount.

 

4.      Part 10 (as amended by this instrument)

 

            Renumber provisions.