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Aged Care (Form of Identity Card) Approval 2021

Authoritative Version
This instrument sets out the approved form of an identity card to be issued to a person to whom the Secretary's powers and functions under section 29C-3 of the Aged Care Act 1997 are delegated.
Administered by: Health
Registered 24 Mar 2021
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Aged Care (Form of Identity Card) Approval 2021

I, Dr Brendan Murphy, Secretary of the Department of Health, make the following approval.

Dated 19 March 2021

Dr Brendan Murphy

Secretary of the Department of Health

 

  

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Identity cards—approved form...................................................................................... 1

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Aged Care (Form of Identity Card) Approval 2021.

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 April 2021.

1 April 2021

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 subsection 96‑2A(3) of the Aged Care Act 1997.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Aged Care Act 1997.

5  Identity cards—approved form

             (1)  This section is made for the purposes of subsection 96‑2A(3) of the Act and sets out the approved form of an identity card to be issued to a person (the delegate) to whom the Secretary’s powers and functions under section 29C‑3 of the Act are delegated under subsection 96‑2(15) of the Act.

Size of card

             (2)  The identity card is to have dimensions of 85.60 mm by 53.98 mm (CR80 standard).

Front of card

             (3)  The identity card must contain the following elements on the front of the card:

                     (a)  the logo (if any) of the employer of the delegate;

                     (b)  the name, or an abbreviation of the name, of the employer;

                     (c)  the full name of the delegate;

                     (d)  the photograph of the delegate required by paragraph 96‑2A(2)(b) of the Act.

Note:          Paragraph 96‑2A(2)(b) of the Act requires an identity card to include a photograph of the delegate that is no more than 5 years old.

             (4)  The photograph referred to in paragraph (3)(d) must:

                     (a)  be a colour photograph; and

                     (b)  show the delegate’s full face; and

                     (c)  have a resolution of at least 300 dpi; and

                     (d)  have an aspect ratio (being width divided by height) of 0.75; and

                     (e)  have the following dimensions:

                              (i)  35 mm to 40 mm wide;

                             (ii)  45 mm to 50 mm high.

Back of card

             (5)  The identity card must contain the following elements on the back of the card:

                     (a)  the Australian Government logo and the words “Department of Health”;

                     (b)  the delegate’s delegation number as set out in the instrument delegating the Secretary’s powers and functions under section 29C‑3 of the Act to the delegate;

                     (c)  an address for the card to be returned to if it is found;

                     (d)  the text specified in subsection (6) of this section.

             (6)  For the purposes of paragraph (5)(d), the specified text is as follows:

                            “The bearer of this card is a delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Health under subsection 96‑2(15) of the Aged Care Act 1997 and may exercise powers and functions delegated under section 29C‑3 of that Act to assess the level of care needed by care recipients for the purposes of classifying care recipients under Part 2.4A of that Act.

 

                            “An approved provider of aged care must, in accordance with the Accountability Principles 2014, allow the bearer of this card access to an aged care service to assess the care needs of care recipients.”