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Quality of Care Amendment Principles 2010 (No. 1)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2010L01651
  • No longer in force
Principles as made
These Principles amend the Quality of Care Principles 1997 to reduce regulatory burden on the aged care industry by abolishing the annual fire safety declaration for those aged care homes that have met state, territory and local government authority fire standards.
Administered by: Health
Registered 23 Jun 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR24-Jun-2010
Tabled Senate24-Jun-2010
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Social Services (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Quality of Care Amendment Principles 2010 (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                     15th                         June 2010







Minister for Ageing

1              Name of Principles

                These Principles are the Quality of Care Amendment Principles 2010 (No.1).

2              Commencement

                These Principles commence on 1 July 2010.

3              Amendment of Quality Care Subsidy Principles 1997

                Schedule 1 amends the Quality of Care Principles 1997.

Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)

[1]           Section 18.6B



18.6B  Fire safety exception notice


(1)        An approved provider must give to the Secretary a notice (a fire safety exception notice) if the approved provider is notified by a State, Territory or local government authority that the approved provider is, in respect of a residential care service operated by the approved provider, non-compliant with any applicable State or Territory laws (including local by-laws) relating to fire safety.


(2)        The fire safety exception notice must:

            (a)        be in a form approved by the Secretary; and

            (b)        include all the information required by the form; and

            (c)        not contain false or misleading information; and

(d)        be signed by one of the approved provider’s key personnel, being a person who is authorised by the approved provider to sign the notice.


(3)        A fire safety exception notice must be given to the Secretary within 28 days of the approved provider being notified by the State, Territory or local government authority of the non-compliance referred to in subsection (1).



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