MRCA Treatment Principles (Residential Care Classification) Amendment Instrument 2014

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Australian Government
 
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
 
MRCA Treatment Principles (Residential Care Classification) Amendment Instrument 2014
Instrument 2014 No. MRCC 25
 
 
I, Michael Ronaldson, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, pursuant to section 286(3) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, approve this instrument made by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.
Dated this       26th     day of              June     2014
Michael Ronaldson........................................
MICHAEL RONALDSON
 
The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission, by its delegates, pursuant to section 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (the Act), and in accordance with the Schedule, varies the instrument made under section 286(1) of the Act known as the MRCA Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. MRCC 53).
Dated this              24th        day of                    June        2014
 
The Seal of the                                                                     )
Military Rehabilitation                                                       )
and Compensation Commission                                   )SEAL
was affixed hereto in the                                                   )
presence of:                                                                          )
Simon Lewis                                                 Jennifer Collins                                        Major General Mark Kelly
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SIMON LEWIS                                         JENNIFER COLLINS                             Major General Mark Kelly
                                                                                                                                                          AO DSC
CHAIR AND DELEGATE       ACTING MEMBER AND DELEGATE                MEMBER AND DELEGATE
 
 
Name
 
[1]  This instrument is the MRCA Treatment Principles (Residential Care Classification) Amendment Instrument 2014.
 
Commencement
 
[2]  This instrument commences, or is taken to have commenced, on 1 July 2014.
 
 
Schedule
 
1.       Paragraph 1.4.1 (definitions)
 
insert:
“Classification Principles 2014” means the legislative instrument of that name made under section 96-1 of the Aged Care Act 1997.
 
“Quality of Care Principles 2014” means the legislative instrument of that name made under section 96‑1 of the Aged Care Act 1997.
 
“residential care (consisting of at least one high or two medium domain categories)” means the care or service provided to a person in residential care who is a person described in paragraph 7(6)(a) of the Quality of Care Principles 2014.
 
Note (1): a person described in paragraph 7(6)(a) of the Quality of Care Principles 2014 is a care recipient in residential care whose classification level under the Classification Principles 2014 includes any of the following:
 
(i) high ADL domain category;
(ii) high CHC domain category;
(iii) high behaviour domain category;
(iv) a medium domain category in at least 2 domains.
 
These categories are worked out under the Classification Principles 2014.
 
Note (2) a person described in paragraph 7(6)(a) of the Quality of Care Principles 2014 may be provided with care and services specified in Part 1, 2 or 3 of Schedule 1 of the Quality of Care Principles 2014.
 
“residential care facility” means a facility in which residential care is provided to a person.
2.       Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “high level of residential care”)
omit.
3.       Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “high level of residential care (respite)”)
substitute:
“high level of residential care (respite)”, in relation to a person, means that under the Classification Principles 2014 the classification level for the person as a care recipient being provided with residential care as respite care is “high level residential respite care”.
Note: see section 7 and section 11(2) of the Classification Principles 2014 and paragraph 7(6)(b) of the Quality of Care Principles 2014.
4.       Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “low level of residential care”)
omit.
5.       Paragraph 1.4.1 (definition of “veterans’ supplement” – Note (2))
          substitute:
 
Note (2): the Subsidy Principles under the Aged Care Act 1997 may specify, in respect of a veterans’ supplement, the circumstances in which the supplement will apply to a care recipient in respect of a payment period. 
6.       Paragraph 7.1.3
substitute:
7.1.3  Subject to 7.5.3 (physiotherapy), 7.6.2 (podiatry) and 7.6A.2 (diabetes educator services), the Commission will not accept financial responsibility for services listed in paragraph 7.1.2 for an entitled person receiving residential care if the person is a person described in paragraph 7(6)(a) of the Quality of Care Principles 2014.
 
Note (1): a person described in paragraph 7(6)(a) of the Quality of Care Principles 2014 is a care recipient in residential care whose classification level under the Classification Principles 2014 includes any of the following:
(i) high ADL domain category;
(ii) high CHC domain category;
(iii) high behaviour domain category;
(iv) a medium domain category in at least 2 domains.
These categories are worked out under the Classification Principles 2014.
Note (2): a person described in paragraph 7(6)(a) of the Quality of Care Principles 2014 may be provided with care and services specified in Part 1, 2 or 3 of Schedule 1 of the Quality of Care Principles 2014.
 
Note (3): a person described in paragraph 7(6)(a) of the Quality of Care Principles 2014 may be provided physiotherapy, podiatry and diabetes educator services if prior approval is obtained.
 
7.       Paragraph 7.5.3
omit:
an entitled person classified as a high care patient in a residential aged care facility
substitute:
 
an entitled person receiving residential care (consisting of at least one high or two medium domain categories) in a residential care facility
8.       Paragraph 7.6.2
omit:
an entitled person given a high level of residential care
substitute:
 
an entitled person receiving residential care (consisting of at least one high or two medium domain categories)
9.       Paragraph 7.6A.2
omit:
an entitled person given a high level of residential care
substitute:
 
an entitled person receiving residential care (consisting of at least one high or two medium domain categories)
 
9A.    Paragraph 10.2.1
 
omit:
 
is receiving a high level of residential care
 
substitute:
 
is receiving residential care (consisting of at least one high or two medium domain categories)
 
 
10.     Schedule 1
 
substitute:
 
SCHEDULE 1 DATES FOR INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS
 
 
The date for :
 
          1.       Notes for Local Medical Officers (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
2.       Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fee Schedules for Medical Services (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
3.       Notes for Allied Health Providers (paragraphs 3.5.1 and 7.1A.1);
 
4.       Optometrist Fees for Consultation (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
5.       DVA Schedule of Fees Orthoptists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
6.       Pricing Schedule for visual aids (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
7.       Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dentists and Dental Specialists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
8.       Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dental Prosthetists (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
          9.       Chiropractors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
10.     Diabetes Educators Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
11.     Dietitians Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
12.     Exercise Physiologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
13.     Occupational Therapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
14.     Osteopaths Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
15.     Physiotherapists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
16.     Psychologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
17.     Podiatrists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
18.     Social Workers Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
19.     Clinical Counsellors Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
20.     Speech Pathologists Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
21.     Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs Classification System and Schedule of Item Numbers and Fees — Community Nursing Services (paragraph 6A.4.2(b));
 
22.     Notes for Coordinated Veterans' Care Program Providers (Part 6A);
 
23.     Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National Guidelines (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
24.     RAP National Schedule of Equipment (paragraph 11.2A.1);
 
25.     Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Services (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellors (OPC) Provider Notes (paragraph 1.4.1 and 7.1A.1);
 
26.     Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellors (OPC) Schedule of Fees (paragraph 3.5.1);
 
27.     General information about VVCS – Veterans and Veterans   Families Counselling Service (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
28.     Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists & General Practitioners through the Medical Benefits Schedule Initiative:
 
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/mentalhealth/publishing.nsf/Content/better-access-through-mbs-1;
 
29.     Gold Card (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
30.     White Card (paragraph 1.4.1);
 
is 1 July 2014.