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These Principles amend the Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997 to extend their operation to a new kind of care for which flexible care may be payable and makes a minor technical amendment to update the definition of "Aged Care Assessment Team".
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Repealed by Social Services (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Flexible Care Subsidy 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 Flexible Care Subsidy Amendment Principles 2010 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                      These Principles commence on 1 July 2010.

3              Amendment of Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997

                      Schedule 1 amends the Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997.

Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)

[1]           Section 15.3, definition of Aged Care Assessment Team


Aged Care Assessment Team has the same meaning as in the Aged Care Assessment and Approval Guidelines 2006.

Note   The Aged Care Assessment and Approval Guidelines 2006 are accessible on the Internet at http://www.health.gov.au

[2]           Section 15.22


15.22   Class of people

The class of people is care recipients who are receiving flexible care (other than consumer directed care) through an innovative care service.

[3]           Subsection 15.24 (1)


(ea) consumer directed care;        

[4]           Subsection 15.24 (2), after definition of alternative care options


consumer directed care means care provided through a program that:

(a)    provides care recipients with flexibility, choice, and control over the type of care services they access and the delivery of those services; and

(b)    is delivered by an approved provider that has been allocated places in respect of flexible care.





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