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This instrument amends the Accountability Principles 2014 and the Records Principles 2014 for requirements to report and record vaccination information.
Administered by: Health and Aged Care
Registered 06 Apr 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate26-Jul-2022
To be repealed 26 Oct 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 (Vaccination Information) Principles (No. 2) 2022

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following principles.

Dated 31 March 2022

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Accountability Principles 2014                                                                                                          2

Records Principles 2014                                                                                                                      3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Vaccination Information) Principles (No. 2) 2022.

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

27 April 2022.

27 April 2022

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 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  Paragraph 30C(1)(f)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (f)  the number of those service staff who have informed the approved provider, whether voluntarily or as required under a law of a State or Territory, that they have not received one or more of the following:

                              (i)  a single dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                             (ii)  a second dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                            (iii)  a booster dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                            because:

                            (iv)  an exemption from the requirement to receive a COVID‑19 vaccine under a law of a State or Territory applies to them; or

                             (v)  the requirement to receive a COVID‑19 vaccine under a law of a State or Territory does not apply to them;

2  Paragraph 30C(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  the number of those service staff who have informed the approved provider, whether voluntarily or as required under a law of a State or Territory, that they have not received one or more of the following:

                              (i)  a single dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                             (ii)  a second dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                            (iii)  a booster dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                            because:

                            (iv)  an exemption from the requirement to receive a COVID‑19 vaccine under a law of a State or Territory applies to them; or

                             (v)  the requirement to receive a COVID‑19 vaccine under a law of a State or Territory does not apply to them;

3  Subsection 30C(4) (paragraph (a) of the definition of COVID‑19 vaccination reporting day)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  3 May 2022; and

4  At the end of subsection 30D(1)

Add:

                    ; (i)  the number of those care recipients who have voluntarily informed the approved provider that they have received a winter 2022 dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                      (j)  the number of those care recipients who have voluntarily informed the approved provider that they are willing and clinically suitable to receive one or more doses of a COVID‑19 vaccine but they have not received any dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                     (k)  the number of those care recipients who have voluntarily informed the approved provider that they are unwilling or clinically unsuitable to receive:

                              (i)  any recommended dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine; or

                             (ii)  all of the recommended doses of a COVID‑19 vaccine.

5  Subsection 30D(2)

Omit “(1)(e), (f), (g) and (h)”, substitute “(1)(e) to (k)”.

Records Principles 2014

6  Paragraph 10B(1)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  the number of service staff in relation to the service who have informed the approved provider, whether voluntarily or as required under a law of a State or Territory, that they have not received one or more of the following:

                              (i)  a single dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                             (ii)  a second dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                            (iii)  a booster dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                            because:

                            (iv)  an exemption from the requirement to receive a COVID‑19 vaccine under a law of a State or Territory applies to them; or

                             (v)  the requirement to receive a COVID‑19 vaccine under a law of a State or Territory does not apply to them;

7  Paragraph 10B(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the number of those service staff who have informed the approved provider, whether voluntarily or as required under a law of a State or Territory, that they have not received one or more of the following:

                              (i)  a single dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                             (ii)  a second dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                            (iii)  a booster dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                            because:

                            (iv)  an exemption from the requirement to receive a COVID‑19 vaccine under a law of a State or Territory applies to them; or

                             (v)  the requirement to receive a COVID‑19 vaccine under a law of a State or Territory does not apply to them;

8  At the end of section 10C

Add:

                    ; (i)  the number of care recipients to whom residential care is provided through the service who have voluntarily informed the approved provider that they have received a winter 2022 dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                      (j)  the number of care recipients to whom residential care is provided through the service who have voluntarily informed the approved provider that they are willing and clinically suitable to receive one or more doses of a COVID‑19 vaccine but they have not received any dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine;

                     (k)  the number of care recipients to whom residential care is provided through the service who are unwilling or clinically unsuitable to receive:

                              (i)  any recommended dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine; or

                             (ii)  all of the recommended doses of a COVID‑19 vaccine.