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This instrument amends the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018, Quality of Care Principles 2014 and Subsidy Principles 2014 to allow the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner to conduct quality reviews of transition care provided in home care settings and to monitor the quality of transition care services provided in residential care and home care settings.
Administered by: Health and Aged Care
Registered 11 Nov 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-Nov-2022
Tabled Senate21-Nov-2022
To be repealed 08 Mar 2023
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 (Transition Care) Instrument 2022

I, Anika Wells, Minister for Aged Care, make the following instrument.

Dated   7 November 2022

Anika Wells

Minister for Aged Care

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018                                                                2

Quality of Care Principles 2014                                                                                                         3

Subsidy Principles 2014                                                                                                                       3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Transition Care) Instrument 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

1 December 2022.

1 December 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 following:

                     (a)  the Aged Care Act 1997;

                     (b)  the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018.

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 Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018

1  Section 4 (definition of flexible care place)

After “restorative care”, insert “or transition care”.

2  Section 4 (paragraph (b) of the definition of home service)

After “restorative care”, insert “or transition care”.

3  Section 4 (paragraph (a) of the definition of home service provider)

After “restorative care”, insert “or transition care”.

4  Section 4

Insert:

transition care has the same meaning as in the Subsidy Principles 2014.

5  Section 50

Repeal the section, substitute:

50  Specification of aged care services

                   For the purposes of subparagraph 19(b)(ii) of the Commission Act, the following aged care services are specified:

                     (a)  flexible care services through which short‑term restorative care is provided in a home care setting;

                     (b)  flexible care services through which transition care is provided in a home care setting by a person other than the approved provider in respect of the flexible care service, on the approved provider’s behalf, under a contract or arrangement entered into between the approved provider and the other person.

6  After paragraph 52(2)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  a flexible care service through which transition care is provided in a home care setting by a person other than the approved provider in respect of the flexible care service, on the approved provider’s behalf, under a contract or arrangement entered into between the approved provider and the other person;

7  At the end of section 60

Add:

                   ; (c)  flexible care services through which transition care is provided in a residential care setting;

                     (d)  flexible care services through which transition care is provided in a home care setting by a person other than the approved provider in respect of the flexible care service, on the approved provider’s behalf, under a contract or arrangement entered into between the approved provider and the other person.

Quality of Care Principles 2014

8  Section 4

Insert:

transition care has the meaning given by section 4 of the Subsidy Principles 2014.

9  At the end of subsection 18(1)

Add:

                   ; (d)  flexible care in the form of transition care.

Subsidy Principles 2014

10  Section 4 (definition of home care setting)

After “restorative care”, insert “or transition care”.

11  Section 4 (definition of residential care setting)

After “restorative care”, insert “or transition care”.

12  Section 7B

After “restorative care”, insert “or transition care”.

13  Section 70B

After “restorative care”, insert “or transition care”.