Residential Care Subsidy Amendment (Homeless Supplement) Principle 2013

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013L01981

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Residential Care Subsidy Amendment (Homeless Supplement) Principle 2013
I, Mitch Fifield, Assistant Minister for Social Services, make the following instrument under the Aged Care Act 1997.
Dated:  19 November 2013
Mitch Fifield
Assistant Minister for Social Services
 
  
  
  
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 (Homeless Supplement) Principle 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This principle commences on the day after it is registered.
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                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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  Section 21.25EA  
Repeal the section.
                         
2  Paragraph 21.30(1)(h)
Repeal the paragraph.
 
3  After section 21.32G
Insert:
Division 3—Homeless supplement
21.32H  Homeless supplement
             (1)  An aged care service is eligible for the 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)   The Minister may determine, by legislative instrument, the amount of the homeless supplement, or the way in which the amount of the supplement is to be worked out.