Residential Care Subsidy Amendment (Transitional Homeless Supplement) Principle 2013

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Residential Care Subsidy Amendment (Transitional Homeless Supplement) Principle 2013
I, Mark Butler, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, make the following principle under the Aged Care Act 1997.
Dated:  28 June                        2013
Mark Butler
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
Contents
1............ Name of principle.......................................................................................................... 1
2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1
3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1
4............ Schedule(s).................................................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2
Residential Care Subsidy Principles 1997                                                                                       2
 
 
1  Name of principle
                   This principle is the Residential Care Subsidy Amendment (Transitional Homeless Supplement) Principle 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This principle commences on 1 October 2013.
3  Authority
                   This principle is made under the Aged Care Act 1997.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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 1—Amendments
  
Residential Care Subsidy Principles 1997
1  After section 21.25E
Insert:
21.25EA  Transitional homeless supplement
                   An aged care service is eligible for the transitional homeless supplement for each day in the payment period when more than 50% of care recipients of the service (other than care recipients receiving respite care) have been appraised using Appraisal Tool A in section 1.3 of Schedule 2 as demonstrating complex behavioural needs and social disadvantage associated with their background as a homeless person, and:                
                     (a)  the places allocated in respect of the residential aged care service are subject to a condition of allocation under section 14-5 of the Act relating to the care of people with a background as homeless persons; or
                     (b)  the approved provider of the residential care service or its key personnel have experience in providing, or the capacity to provide, specialist services for such persons, including:
                              (i)  programs and interventions to manage complex behavioural needs; or
                             (ii)  programs to promote social engagement and participation.
2  After paragraph 21.30(1)(g)
Insert:
             (h)  approved care recipients, each of whom is receiving residential care in a service that is receiving the transitional homeless supplement.