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This instrument amends the Aged Care (Subsidy, Fees and Payments) Determination 2014 and the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Principles 2014 to give effect to the measures announced on 17 December 2018 by the Prime Minister, The Hon Scott Morrison MP, of a reduction in the maximum amount of the basic daily fee for certain home care packages.
Administered by: Health
Registered 20 Jun 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019
To be repealed 17 Sep 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Reducing Home Care Fees) Instrument 2019

I, Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, make the following instrument.

Dated   17 June 2019

Richard Colbeck

Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Aged Care (Subsidy, Fees and Payments) Determination 2014                                                   2

Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Principles 2014                                                                   2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Reducing Home Care Fees) Instrument 2019.

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 July 2019.

1 July 2019

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 the following:

                     (a)  paragraph 52D‑3(a) of the Aged Care Act 1997;

                     (b)  the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) 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

  

Aged Care (Subsidy, Fees and Payments) Determination 2014

1  After section 107

Insert:

107A  Basic daily care fee

                   The basic daily care fee is the following amount:

                     (a)  if the care recipient’s level of home care is level 1—$9.44;

                     (b)  if the care recipient’s level of home care is level 2—$9.99;

                     (c)  if the care recipient’s level of home care is level 3—$10.27;

                     (d)  if the care recipient’s level of home care is level 4—$10.54.

2  Section 108 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

108  Basic daily care fee during suspension period

Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Principles 2014

3  Subsection 130(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  If the care recipient’s income does not exceed the amount of the maximum basic rate of pension payable from time to time under Part 2.2 of the Social Security Act to persons classed as “Not a member of a couple”, the fees must, unless subsection (4) applies, be determined so that they do not exceed the following:

                     (a)  if the care recipient’s level of home care is level 1—15.68% of that maximum basic rate of pension;

                     (b)  if the care recipient’s level of home care is level 2—16.58% of that maximum basic rate of pension;

                     (c)  if the care recipient’s level of home care is level 3—17.05% of that maximum basic rate of pension;

                     (d)  if the care recipient’s level of home care is level 4—17.50% of that maximum basic rate of pension.