Amendment Of The Federal Senior Law

Original Language Title: Änderung des Bundes-Seniorengesetzes

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94. Federal Act, with which the Federal Seniors Act is amended

The National Council has decided:

The federal law on the promotion of concerns of the older generation (Bundes-Seniorengesetz), BGBl. I n ° 84/1998, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I n ° 52/2009, shall be amended as follows:

1. § 1 reads:

" § 1. The aim of the measures provided for in this law is to represent the concerns of the older generation in relation to the political decision-makers at the federal level and to provide advice, information and care for seniors by Senior citizens ' organisations are ensured and measures are promoted for the maintenance and further development of the quality of life of senior citizens. "

2. In § 4 (1) the number shall be: "34" by the number "36" replaced.

3. In § 4 para. 1 and 3, § 5 para. 1 and 2, § 6 para. 1 and 2, § 9, § 16, § 17, § 19 para. 4, § 20, § 24 para. 2, 4, 5 Z 3 and paragraph 6 as well as § 28 Z 1 and 2, the expression "Social Security and Generations" each by "Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection" replaced.

4. In § 4 paragraph 2 Z 4, the expression "Foreign Affairs" by "European and international affairs" , the expression "Education, science and culture" by "Science and research, the Federal Minister for Education, Arts and Culture" , the word "and" after the expression "Technology" by means of a dash and the expression "Economy and Work" by "Economy, Family and Youth and the Federal Minister for Health" replaced.

5. In § 5 (1) Z 1 the expression "in the Official Journal of the Wiener Zeitung" by "on the website of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection" replaced.

6. In § 6 (1) the expression "Seniorenbeirates" by the expression "Bundesseniorenbeirates" replaced.

7. In § 8, the sales designation shall be " 6 " by the sales designation " 5 " replaced.

8. § 9 Z 5 reads:

" 5.

the member (substitute member) is unable to exercise the proper function. "

9. In § 11 (1) the expression "Austrian or Integration Policy" by "Austrian, integration or generational policy" replaced.

10. § 11 para. 2 Z 2 reads:

" 2.

the reimbursement of proposals for social, economic, public health, housing policy and cultural measures of the senior citizens ' policy on the basis of the Federal Plan for Senior Citizens, "

11. In Section 11 (2), in Z 4, the word "and" replaced by a dash, in Z 5 the word "and" after "§ 19 (4)" is inserted and the following Z 6 is added:

" 6.

the posting of members and replacement members to the Certification Advisory Board pursuant to § 20a (5) Z 3 and (6). "

12. In Section 18 (2), the expression " Z 3 to 5 " by " Z 3 to 6 " replaced.

13. In accordance with § 20, the following provision shall be inserted:

" § 20a. (1) The promotion of projects or measures for the preparation and implementation of the certification of old-care and nursing homes according to uniform criteria for the purpose of objective analysis in accordance with Austrian standards shall also be considered as special support for the elderly. Evaluation of the quality of service provision in such old and nursing homes within the framework of a "National Quality Certificate for Old and nursing homes in Austria (NQZ)".

(2) Only non-profit-making certification bodies which have the necessary experience in certification and in the field of old and nursing secrecy shall be eligible for support pursuant to paragraph 1 above-regional level, not carriers is still an operator of an old or nursing home and also guarantees an equivalent independence.

(3) The prerequisite for the promotion of projects or measures in accordance with paragraph 1 is that the certification body referred to in paragraph 2 above, in particular, undertakes to ensure that:

1.

the certifications are only voluntary on the basis of an application by the institution of the respective old-or care homes,

2.

the certifications shall be carried out in accordance with uniform, transparent and objective criteria and only by appropriate and appropriately trained persons;

3.

only old and/or old Nursing homes are certified for which the country in which the home is operated

a)

has delivered a favourable opinion and

b)

has previously committed itself in writing for the fundamental assumption of the predominant costs of concrete certifications by means of a corresponding replacement to the institution referred to in paragraph 2 or the institution of the home to be certified.

(4) The Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection can set out more detailed rules on paragraph 3 and on the implementation of the NQZ in directives that are available on the website of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection .

(5) The Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection establishes a certification advisory board which, before the conclusion of a funding contract (§ 22), is established with a certification body pursuant to paragraph 2, before being released or changed by (4) and in the case of other basic matters, the certification of old and nursing homes or the training of the questions relating to the certification of persons entrusted with the certification. The Certification Advisory Board shall be convened at least once in the calendar year. He belongs to:

1.

two representatives of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, one of which is chaired by

2.

a representative of the Federal Ministry of Health,

3.

Two representatives of the Federal Council of the Interior,

4.

a representative of the Federal Association of Austria's Old and nursing homes,

5.

A representative of the Federal Chamber of Workers and Employees,

6.

a representative of the Austrian Economic Chamber,

7.

three experts from the fields of age (n) science and training to be appointed by the Federal Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection,

8.

a representative of each of the countries which has written for a period of at least three years in accordance with paragraph 3 (3) (3) (3). (b) have agreed to accept the predominant costs of concrete certifications of the homes operated in their area by means of a corresponding replacement to the body referred to in paragraph 2 or the institution of the home to be certified.

(6) The members of the Certification Board shall each be ordered for five years, the membership of the persons referred to in paragraph 5 Z 8 shall be limited with the duration of the cost of the respective country's cost-support. A substitute member shall be appointed for each member of the Certification Advisory Board. The membership of the Certification Advisory Board is an honorary office, the travel and subsisting expenses of the members must be borne by the respective sending office. "

14. In § 22 (1) Z 6, the point shall be replaced by a stroke point and the following Z 7 shall be added:

" 7.

in the case of funding pursuant to section 20a, also comply with the conditions laid down in Article 20a (3) and (4).

15. In § 22, the following paragraph 3 is added:

"(3) Support contracts for projects and measures pursuant to § 20a shall be limited to a maximum of five years and may only be extended after a positive evaluation."

16. The following paragraph 8 is added to § 27:

" (8) § 1, § 4 para. 1, 2 and 3, § 5 para. 1 and 2, § 6 para. 1 and 2, § 8, § 9, § 11 para. 1 and 2, § 16, § 17, § 18 para. 2, § 19 para. 4, § 20, § 20a, § 22 para. 1 and 3, § 24 para. 2, 4, 5 and 6 as well as § 28 in the version of the Federal Law BGBl. I n ° 94/2012 are due to 1. Jänner 2013 in force. "

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