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This instrument amends the MRCA Treatment Principles (No. MRCC 53/2013), Treatment Principles (No. R52/2013), and Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (No. R54/2013) to provide for the funding of the co-payment of the costs of short-term restorative care provided to former prisoners of war and recipients of the Victoria Cross.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 06 Dec 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Feb-2017
Tabled Senate07-Feb-2017
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2017
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

Australian Government

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006

 

Veterans’ Affairs Treatment Principles (Short-term Restorative Care) Amendment Instrument 2016

Instrument 2016 No.R46/MRCC46

 

 

 

 

I, Dan Tehan, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, approve:

 

(a)    under subsection 90(5) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) and under subsection 16(7) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 (APBNT(T)A) — the variations by the Repatriation Commission of the Treatment Principles in the following instrument; and

 

(b) under subsection 286(3) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) — the variations by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission of the MRCA Treatment Principles in the following instrument.

 

Dated this 25th day of November 2016

 

 

Dan Tehan

DAN TEHAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Repatriation Commission makes, under subsection 90(4) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and subsection 16(6) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 the variations to the Treatment Principles in the following instrument.

 

Dated this 3rd day of November 2016

 

The Seal of the                                                               )

Repatriation Commission                                              ) SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                )

presence of:                                                                    )

 

 

  Simon Lewis                                     C Orme                                               M A Kelly

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………....

 SIMON LEWIS                                     CRAIG ORME                                     Major General Mark Kelly

                                                                    DSC AM CSC                                                               AO DSC

    PRESIDENT                                  DEPUTY PRESIDENT                                              COMMISSIONER

 

 

 

 

 

The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission makes, under subsection 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, the variations to the MRCA Treatment Principles in the following instrument.

 

Dated this 3rd day of November 2016

 

The Seal of the                                                                    )

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission    )

was affixed hereto in the                                                     ) SEAL

presence of:                                                                         )

 

 

      Simon Lewis                                                                           C Orme

  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

        SIMON LEWIS                                                                                       CRAIG ORME                                  

                                                                                                                          DSC AM CSC                                   

              CHAIR                                                                                                   MEMBER                                      

 

 

      M A Kelly                                                                               T Smart

MajorMEM

………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…

    MAJOR GENERAL MARK KELLY                                      Air Vice-Marshal TRACY SMART

                       AO DSC                                                                                                AM

                      MEMBER                                                                                         MEMBER                                                   

 

 

MEMBER

 


 

Name

1. This instrument is the Veterans’ Affairs Treatment Principles (Short-term Restorative Care) Amendment Instrument 2016.

 

 

Commencement

 

2.     This instrument commences on 1 January 2017.

 

 

Authority

 

3.  This instrument is made under:

 

(a)    subsection 90(4) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in respect of the variations to the Treatment Principles in Schedule 1; 

 

(b)   subsection 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 in respect of the variations to the MRCA Treatment Principles in Schedule 2; and

 

(c)    subsection 16(6) of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 in respect of the variations to the modifications of the Treatment Principles made for that Act, in Schedule 3.

 

 

Schedules

4.  Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is varied 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 1

 

Variations to the Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. R52)

 

 

1.     Paragraph 1.4 (Interpretation)

 

Insert the following definitions:

 

 

 “approved provider”, in relation to short-term restorative care, has the meaning it has in the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

 

“short-term restorative care” has the meaning it has in section 106A of the Subsidy Principles 2014.

 

 

2.     Paragraph 10.7

 

omit the words:  “for a person (being either an entitled person or that person’s carer)”

 

substitute:

 

“for an entitled person

 

 

3.     Paragraph 10.12.1

 

after the paragraph, insert:

 

 

 

Part F – SHORT-TERM RESTORATIVE CARE CO-PAYMENT

 

Definition:

 

“co-payment”, in this Part, means an amount a person must pay for short-term restorative care but does not include an amount payable to the approved provider of the short-term restorative care as subsidy under the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

 

10.13           Financial Responsibility for Co-Payment

 

10.13.1       The Commission may accept financial responsibility for the co-payment a former prisoner of war (POW), or an entitled veteran awarded the Victoria Cross (VC recipient), paid, or is to pay, to an approved provider for short-term restorative care (care) provided to the person:

 

          (a)     on condition that the care is provided on a day in respect of which flexible care subsidy is payable for the care under the Subsidy Principles 2014, in force from time to time; and

 

Note (1): The maximum number of days for which flexible care subsidy is payable for an episode of short-term restorative care by an approved provider for a care recipient is 56 days. See section 111A of the Subsidy Principles 2014.

 

 

          (b)     to the extent the co-payment does not exceed the amount the approved provider is permitted to charge the POW or VC recipient under section 56-3 of the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

Note (2): The maximum co-payment amount an approved provider is permitted to charge is set out in section 23AB of the User Rights Principles 2014 made for paragraph 56‑3(a) of the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

 

10.13.2       In deciding whether to accept financial responsibility for the co-payment for short-term restorative care (care) provided to a POW or VC recipient the Commission should take into account:

 

(a)              whether the care was provided in accordance with the “agreed care plan” (within the meaning of section 111A of the Subsidy Principles 2014) in place between the approved provider and the POW or VC recipient;

 

(b)             whether the care was otherwise provided in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Aged Care Act 1997 and relevant instruments under that Act; and

 

                Note (1): Part 3.3 of Chapter 3 of the Aged Care Act 1997 deals with flexible care.

 

Note (2): The Approval of Care Recipients Principles 2014, the Subsidy Principles 2014, the Quality of Care Principles 2014, the Accountability Principles 2014 and the User Rights Principles 2014 are relevant to short-term restorative care – a form of flexible care.

 

          (c)      whether the care essentially duplicates treatment the POW or VC recipient is receiving under other provisions of these Principles (double-dipping).

 

 

 

10.14          Billing

 

10.14.1       An approved provider is to bill the Department of Human Services (via Medicare) for the co-payment for short-term restorative care, rather than the POW or VC recipient (client) but if the client is billed, the Commission may, subject to 10.13.1 and 10.13.2, accept financial responsibility for the amount.

 


 

Schedule 2

 

Variations to the MRCA Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. MRCC53)

 

 

1.     Paragraph 1.4 (Interpretation)

 

Insert the following definitions:

 

 

 “approved provider”, in relation to short-term restorative care, has the meaning it has in the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

 

“short-term restorative care” has the meaning it has in section 106A of the Subsidy Principles 2014.

 

 

2.     Paragraph 10.4

 

Omit the words:  “for a person (being either an entitled person or that person’s carer)”

 

substitute:

 

“for an entitled person

 

 

3.     Paragraph 10.9.1

 

After the paragraph, insert:

 

 

 

Part F – SHORT-TERM RESTORATIVE CARE CO-PAYMENT

 

Definition:

 

“co-payment”, in this Part, means an amount a person must pay for short-term restorative care but does not include an amount payable to the approved provider of the short-term restorative care as subsidy under the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

 

10.10          Financial Responsibility for Co-Payment

 

10.10.1       The Commission may accept financial responsibility for the co-payment a former prisoner of war (POW), or an entitled member awarded the Victoria Cross (VC recipient), paid, or is to pay, to an approved provider for short-term restorative care (care) provided to the person:

 

          (a)     on condition that the care is provided on a day in respect of which flexible care subsidy is payable for the care under the Subsidy Principles 2014, in force from time to time; and

 

Note (1): The maximum number of days for which flexible care subsidy is payable for an episode of short-term restorative care by an approved provider for a care recipient is 56 days. See section 111A of the Subsidy Principles 2014.

 

(b)     to the extent that the co-payment does not exceed the amount the approved provider is permitted to charge the POW or VC recipient under section 56-3 of the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

Note (2): The maximum co-payment amount a provider is permitted to charge is set out in section 23AB of the User Rights Principles 2014 made for paragraph 56‑3(a) of the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

 

10.10.2       In deciding whether to accept financial responsibility for the co-payment for short-term restorative care (care) provided to a POW or VC recipient the Commission should take into account:

 

(a)              whether the care was provided in accordance with the “agreed care plan” (within the meaning of section 111A of the Subsidy Principles 2014) in place between the approved provider and the POW or VC recipient;

 

(b)             whether the care was otherwise provided in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Aged Care Act 1997 and relevant instruments under that Act; and

 

                Note (1): Part 3.3 of Chapter 3 of the Aged Care Act 1997 deals with flexible care.

 

Note (2): The Approval of Care Recipients Principles 2014, the Subsidy Principles 2014, the Quality of care Principles 2014, the Accountability Principles 2014 and the User Rights Principles 2014 are relevant to short-term restorative care – a form of flexible care.

 

          (c)      whether the care essentially duplicates treatment the POW or VC recipient is receiving under other provisions of these Principles (double-dipping).

 

 

10.11          Billing

 

10.11.1 An approved provider is to bill the Department of Human Services (via Medicare) for the co-payment for short-term restorative care, rather than the POW or VC recipient (client) but if the client is billed, the Commission may, subject to 10.10.1 and 10.10.2, accept financial responsibility for the amount.

 

 

 


Schedule 3

 

Variations to the Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (Instrument 2013 No. R54)

 

1.    Paragraph 46

 

After the paragraph, insert:

 

46A. (Part 10 Part F – SHORT-TERM RESTORATIVE CARE CO-PAYMENT)

 

omit.