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Principles as made
This principle amends the Residential Care Subsidy Principles 1997 to create the new transitional homeless supplement as an additional primary supplement.
Administered by: Human Services
Made 28 Jun 2013
Registered 29 Jun 2013
Tabled HR 12 Nov 2013
Tabled Senate 12 Nov 2013
Date of repeal 02 Oct 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
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Description: Commonwealth Coat of Arms

 

 

Residential Care Subsidy Amendment (Transitional Homeless Supplement) Principle 2013

I, Mark Butler, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, make the following principle under the Aged Care Act 1997.

Dated:  28 June                        2013

Mark Butler

Minister for Mental Health and Ageing


Contents

1............ Name of principle.......................................................................................................... 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedule(s).................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Residential Care Subsidy Principles 1997                                                                                       2

 


 

1  Name of principle

                   This principle is the Residential Care Subsidy Amendment (Transitional Homeless Supplement) Principle 2013.

2  Commencement

                   This principle commences on 1 October 2013.

3  Authority

                   This principle is made under the Aged Care Act 1997.

4  Schedule(s)

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Residential Care Subsidy Principles 1997

1  After section 21.25E

Insert:

21.25EA  Transitional homeless supplement

                   An aged care service is eligible for the transitional homeless supplement for each day in the payment period when more than 50% of care recipients of the service (other than care recipients receiving respite care) have been appraised using Appraisal Tool A in section 1.3 of Schedule 2 as demonstrating complex behavioural needs and social disadvantage associated with their background as a homeless person, and:                

                     (a)  the places allocated in respect of the residential aged care service are subject to a condition of allocation under section 14-5 of the Act relating to the care of people with a background as homeless persons; or

                     (b)  the approved provider of the residential care service or its key personnel have experience in providing, or the capacity to provide, specialist services for such persons, including:

                              (i)  programs and interventions to manage complex behavioural needs; or

                             (ii)  programs to promote social engagement and participation.

2  After paragraph 21.30(1)(g)

Insert:

             (h)  approved care recipients, each of whom is receiving residential care in a service that is receiving the transitional homeless supplement.