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Information Principles 2014

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Principles as amended, taking into account amendments up to Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Vaccination Information) Principles (No. 2) 2021
Administered by: Health
Registered 12 Jan 2022
Start Date 01 Jan 2022

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Information Principles 2014

made under section 96–1 of the

Aged Care Act 1997

Compilation No. 7

Compilation date:                              1 January 2022

Includes amendments up to:            F2021L01873

Registered:                                         12 January 2022

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Information Principles 2014 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 January 2022 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name of principles........................................................................................................ 1

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

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

Part 2—Disclosure of protected information by Secretary                                                    2

5............ Purpose of this Part....................................................................................................... 2

6............ Disclosure of protected information by Secretary.......................................................... 2

Part 3Information about an aged care service                                                                          3

7............ Purpose of this Part....................................................................................................... 3

8............ Information about an aged care service.......................................................................... 3

Endnotes                                                                                                                                                                 4

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                                                        4

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                                            5

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                                                         6

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                                                       7

 


Part 1Preliminary

1  Name of principles

                   These principles are the Information Principles 2014.

3  Authority

                   These principles are made under section 96–1 of the Aged Care Act 1997.

4  Definitions

                   In these principles:

Act means the Aged Care Act 1997.

relevant State or Territory authority means an authority of a State or Territory (including a local authority) that has functions under a law of the State or Territory (including local by‑laws) relating to fire safety.

service staff, in relation to an aged care service, has the meaning given by section 4 of the Quality of Care Principles 2014.

Part 2Disclosure of protected information by Secretary

5  Purpose of this Part

                   For paragraph 86‑3(1)(j) of the Act, this Part specifies:

                     (a)  kinds of persons to whom the Secretary 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.

6  Disclosure of protected information by Secretary

             (1)  The Secretary may disclose protected information:

                     (a)  to the Repatriation Commission and the Secretary of the Department administered by the Minister administering the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, for the purpose of working out whether any amount is payable to a person as rent assistance under that Act; or

                     (c)  if the information relates to fire safety—to the chief executive officer (however described) of a relevant State or Territory authority, to assist the authority to perform its functions; or

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

                      (f)  to the Director of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, to assist the body to perform its functions under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987, subject to the confidentiality and other information protection provisions in that Act (including but not limited to section 29).

             (2)  The Secretary may disclose protected information:

                     (a)  that was given to the Secretary under section 30BA, 30C, 30CA or 30D of the Accountability Principles 2014 in relation to the numbers of service staff and care recipients in a State or Territory (the relevant State or Territory) who have, or have not, received certain vaccinations; or

                     (b)  that is, or relates to, an analysis of the information referred to in paragraph (a) carried out by, or on behalf of, the Department;

to the head (however described) of a State or Territory body that is responsible for the administration of matters relating to health in the relevant State or Territory, to assist the body to perform its functions.

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).

Part 3Information about an aged care service

7  Purpose of this Part

                   For the purposes of paragraph 86‑9(1)(m) of the Act, this Part specifies information about an aged care service that the Secretary may make publicly available.

Note:          Information specified in this Part that is disclosed under subsection 86‑9(1) of the Act must not include personal information about a person (see subsection 86‑9(2) of the Act).

8  Information about an aged care service

                   The information is the following:

                     (a)  information given to the Secretary under Division 2A of Part 3 of the User Rights Principles 2014 (home care pricing information);

                     (b)  information given to the Secretary under section 21J of the User Rights Principles 2014 (home care exit amounts).

                     (c)  information about whether an approved provider of a residential care service:

                              (i)  has given a notice in accordance with subsection 70AG(2) of the Subsidy Principles 2014 or subsection 64C(2) of the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Principles 2014; or

                             (ii)  has given a report for a quarter in accordance with subsection 70AG(10) of the Subsidy Principles 2014 or subsection 64C(10) of the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Principles 2014;

                     (d)  information about whether an approved provider of flexible care provided through a multi‑purpose service:

                              (i)  has given a notice in accordance with subsection 91D(2) of the Aged Care (Subsidy, Fees and Payments) Determination 2014; or

                             (ii)  has given a report for a quarter in accordance with subsection 91D(8) of the Aged Care (Subsidy, Fees and Payments) Determination 2014;

                     (e)  information given to the Secretary under section 30BA, 30C, 30CA or 30D of the Accountability Principles 2014 (relating to numbers of service staff and care recipients who have, or have not, received certain vaccinations).


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

/sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Information Principles 2014

24 June 2014 (F2014L0800)

1 July 2014

 

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Independent Complaints Arrangements) Principle 2015

24 Dec 2015 (F2015L02122)

Sch 1 (items 8–14):
1 Jan 2016 (s 2(1)
item 1)

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Consequential Amendments) Rules 2018

24 Dec 2018 (F2018L01840)

Sch 1 (items 4–6): 1 Jan 2019 (s 2(1) item 1)

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Comparability of Home Care Pricing Information) Principles 2019

14 Mar 2019 (F2019L00288)

Sch 1 (item 1): 15 Mar 2019 (s 2(1) item 2)

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Subsidies—Royal Commission Response) Instrument 2021

30 June 2021 (F2021L00913)

Sch 1 (item 17): 1 July 2021 (s 2(1) item 1)

Information Amendment (Vaccination Reporting) Principles 2021

26 July 2021 (F2021L01023)

27 July 2021 (s 2(1) item 1)

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Vaccination Information) Principles 2021

3 Sept 2021 (F2021L01236)

Sch 1 (items 15–18): 6 Sept 2021 (s 2(1) item 1)

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Vaccination Information) Principles (No. 2) 2021

21 Dec 2021 (F2021L01873)

Sch 1 (items 16, 17): 1 Jan 2022 (s 2(1) item 2)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

Part 1 heading...........................

ad F2015L02122

s 2.............................................

rep LIA s 48D

s 4.............................................

am F2018L01840; F2021L01236

Part 2

 

Part 2 heading...........................

ad F2015L02122

s 5.............................................

am F2015L02122

s 6.............................................

am F2015L02122; F2018L01840; F2021L01236; F2021L01873

Part 3

 

Part 3........................................

ad F2015L02122

 

rep F2018L01840

 

ad F2019L00288

s 7.............................................

ad F2015L02122

 

rep F2018L01840

 

ad F2019L00288

 

am F2021L01023

s 8.............................................

ad F2015L02122

 

rep F2018L01840

 

ad F2019L00288

 

am F2021L00913; F2021L01023; F2021L01236; F2021L01873