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Quality of Care Amendment Principles 2009 (No. 1)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2009L04649
  • No longer in force
Principles as made
This instrument amends the Quality of Care Principles 1997 to adjust the Aged Care Funding Instrument definition of, high level of residential care, to ensure aged care homes are not expected to provide nursing care to residents who do not need this level of care.
Administered by: Health
Registered 16 Dec 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2010
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2010
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Social Services (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Quality of Care Amendment Principles 2009 (No. 1)1

Aged Care Act 1997

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

Dated          10th December 2009

 

JUSTINE ELLIOT

Minister for Ageing


1              Name of Principles

                These Principles are the Quality of Care Amendment Principles 2009 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Principles commence on 1 January 2010.

3              Amendment of Quality of Care Principles 1997

                Schedule 1 amends the Quality of Care Principles 1997.



Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)

[1]           Subsections 18.6(3) and 18.6(4)

substitute

         (3)   However, the services stated in Part 3 of Schedule 1 are required only for the following residents:

                (a)    a resident who on 19 March 2008 was receiving a high level of residential care (as defined in the Act on 19 March 2008); or

               (b)    a resident who is receiving a high level of residential care (as defined in the Act on 19 March 2008); or

                (c)    a resident who is receiving a high level of residential care (as defined in the Act on or after 1 January 2010); or

               (d)    a resident who:

(i)     on 31 December 2009, was receiving a high level of residential care (as defined in the Act on 31 December 2009); and

(ii)    on or after 1 January 2010, would be ineligible to receive a high level of residential care solely because of the amendment to the definition of high level of residential care made on 1 January 2010; and

(iii)   is receiving residential care from the same aged care service from which the resident was receiving care on 31 December   2009.

 

Note The Act defines high level of residential care as having the meaning given by the Classification Principles. The definition of high level of residential care in the Classification Principles 1997 was amended on 20 March 2008 and 1 January 2010.

         (4)   For residents described in paragraph 18.6(3)(d), if initial and on-going assessment, planning and management of care for residents (nursing services as described in Item 3.8 of Part 3 of Schedule 1) is required, it must be carried out by a registered nurse.

 


Note

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