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This principle addresses consequential changes required to aged care principles as a result of amendments made to the Aged Care Act 1997 to transfer the management of aged care complaints to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner.
Administered by: Health
Registered 24 Dec 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2016
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2016
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Table of contents.

 

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Independent Complaints Arrangements) Principle 2015

I, Sussan Ley, Minister for Aged Care, make the following principle.

Dated   20 December               2015

Sussan Ley

Minister for Aged Care

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

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

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Accountability Principles 2014                                                                                                          2

Extra Service Principles 2014                                                                                                             2

Information Principles 2014                                                                                                               2

User Rights Principles 2014                                                                                                                3

 


1  Name

                   This is the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Independent Complaints Arrangements) Principle 2015.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 January 2016.

1 January 2016

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 96‑1 of the Aged Care Act 1997.

4  Schedules

                   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

  

Accountability Principles 2014

1  Section 4 (subparagraph (a)(iii) of the definition of relevant official)

Omit “or”, substitute “and”.

2  Section 4 (subparagraph (a)(iv) of the definition of relevant official)

Repeal the subparagraph.

3  Subdivision B of Division 1 of Part 2 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

4  Section 9 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

9  Purpose of this Division

5  Section 9

Omit “Subdivision”, substitute “Division”.

6  Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part 2

Repeal the Subdivision.

Extra Service Principles 2014

7  Division 3 of Part 4

Repeal the Division.

Information Principles 2014

8  Before section 1

Insert:

Part 1Preliminary

  

9  Before section 5

Insert:

Part 2Disclosure of protected information by Secretary

  

10  Section 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

5  Purpose of this Part

11  Section 5

Omit “86‑3(j) of the Act, these principles specify”, substitute “86‑3(1)(j) of the Act, this Part specifies”.

12  Section 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

6  Disclosure of protected information by Secretary

13  Paragraph 6(d)

After “Aged Care” (wherever occurring), insert “Complaints”.

14  At the end of the principles

Add:

Part 3Disclosure of protected information by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner

  

7  Purpose of this Part

                   For paragraph 86‑3(2)(f) of the Act, this Part specifies:

                     (a)  kinds of persons to whom the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner may disclose protected information; and

                     (b)  the purposes for which the information may be disclosed.

Note:          Protected information has the meaning given by section 86‑1 of the Act.

8  Disclosure of protected information by Aged Care Complaints Commissioner

                   The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner may disclose protected information:

                     (a)  to the CEO of the Quality Agency, to assist the CEO to perform the functions mentioned in section 12 of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013; or

                     (b)  to the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner, to assist the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner to perform his or her functions; or

                     (c)  to the Secretary, to assist the Secretary to perform his or her functions relating to aged care.

Note:          A person to whom protected information is disclosed under this section must not make a record of, disclose or otherwise use the information except for the purpose for which the information was disclosed (see section 86‑5 of the Act).

User Rights Principles 2014

15  Section 24

Omit “a person authorised by the Secretary”, substitute “an authorised complaints officer”.