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Classification Amendment Principles 2009 (No. 1)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2009L04650
  • No longer in force
Principles as made
This instrument amends the Classification Principles 1997 to adjust the definition of high and low-level care under the Aged Care Funding Instrument to address an anomaly which is causing some residents to be unintentionally classified as high care when they do not require high level 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Repealed by Social Services (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Classification 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 Classification Amendment Principles 2009 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Principles commence on 1 January 2010.

3              Amendment of Classification Principles 1997

                Schedule 1 amends the Classification Principles 1997.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)

[1]           Section 9.3, definition of Answer Appraisal Pack

substitute

Answer Appraisal Pack means the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) Answer Appraisal Pack, published by the Department of Health and Ageing, as existing on the commencement of the Classification Amendment Principles 2009 (No. 1).

Note   The Answer Appraisal Pack is available on the Internet — see http://www.health.gov.au/acfi.

[2]           Section 9.3, definition of high level of residential care

substitute

high level of residential care means residential care given to a care recipient whose classification level:

(a)    includes the following domain categories or combinations of domain categories:

(i)     a high ADL domain category; or

(ii)    a high CHC domain category; or

(iii)   a domain category of medium or high in at least two of the three domain categories; or 

(iv)   a high behaviour domain category and either an ADL domain category other than nil or a CHC domain category other than nil; or

(b)    is high level residential respite care.

[3]           Section 9.3, definition of low level of residential care

substitute

low level of residential care means residential care given to a care recipient whose classification level:

(a)    consists of domain categories or combinations of domain categories other than those mentioned in paragraph (a) of the definition of high level of residential care; or

(b)    is the interim low level; or

(c)    is low level residential respite care.

 

[4]           Section 9.3, definition of User Guide  

substitute

User Guide means the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) User Guide, published by the Department of Health and Ageing, as existing on the commencement of the Classification Amendment Principles 2009 (No. 1).

Note   The User Guide is available on the Internet — see http://www.health.gov.au/acfi.

 


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