Flexible Care Subsidy Amendment (Various Measures) Principle 2013

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Flexible Care Subsidy Amendment (Various Measures) Principle 2013
I, Jacinta Collins, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, make the following principle under the Aged Care Act 1997.
Dated: 8 July 2013
Jacinta Collins
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
Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997                                                                                             2
 
1  Name of principle
                   This principle is the Flexible Care Subsidy Amendment (Various Measures) Principle 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This principle commences on 1 August 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                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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
  
Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997
1  Section 15.3 (definition of extended aged care at home)
Repeal the definition.
2  Section 15.3
Insert:
major city means one of the major cities of Australia within the meaning of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 5 ‑ Remoteness Structure, July 2011, produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
3  Section 15.3 (note at the end)
Repeal the note, substitute:
Note:          A number of expressions used in these Principles are defined in the Act, including the following:
(a)    flexible care subsidy;
(b)    residential care.
4  Section 15.4
Repeal the section.
5  Chapter 2
Repeal the Chapter.
6  Subparagraph 15.14(3)(b)(v)
Omit “community care”, substitute “home care”.
7  Paragraphs 15.14(4)(a) and (b)
Omit “rural and remote regions”, substitute “an area that is not a major city”.
8  After Division 1 of Part 2 of Chapter 3
Insert:
Division 1A—Circumstances in which flexible care is taken to be provided
15.16A  Purpose of Division (Act, s 50‑1)
This Division sets out circumstances in which an approved provider is taken to provide flexible care.
15.16B  Circumstances
                   An approved provider is taken to provide flexible care during a day if the provider holds, in respect of that day, an allocated place that is in force under Part 2.2 of the Act (other than a provisional allocation) for the provision of care through a multi‑purpose service.
9  Section 15.22
Omit “(other than consumer directed care)”.
10  Paragraph 15.24(1)(ea)
Repeal the paragraph.
11  Subsection 15.24(1) (example 3 of examples for paragraph (b))
Omit “community care”, substitute “home care”.
12  Subsection 15.24(1) (example for paragraph (c))
Omit “a rural or remote area”; substitute “an area that is not a major city”.
13  Subsection 15.24(2) (definition of alternative care options)
Omit “community care”, substitute “home care”.
14  Subsection 15.24(2) (definition of consumer directed care)
Repeal the definition.
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