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Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013

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2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 25 (after line 8), after item 181, insert:

181A  At the end of section 95A-1

Add:

             (3)  If the *Aged Care Commissioner requests the Secretary to give the Commissioner information that the Commissioner requires for the purposes of the Commissioner’s functions, the Secretary must, if the information is available to the Secretary, give the information to the Commissioner.

             (4)  If, on and after 1 January 2014, the *Aged Care Commissioner requests the CEO of the Quality Agency to give the Commissioner information that the Commissioner requires for the purposes of the Commissioner’s functions, the CEO must, if the information is available to the CEO, give the information to the Commissioner.

181B  After section 95A-11

Insert:

95A-11A  Aged Care Commissioner may give report to Minister at any time

                   The *Aged Care Commissioner may, at any time, give a writt en report to the Minister on any matter relating to the Commissioner’s functions.

[information to be provided; Commissioner’s report]

(2)     Schedule 1, page 25 (after line 14), after item 184, insert:

184A  Subsection 96-3(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  For the purposes of this Act, the Minister:

                     (a)  must establish a committee to be known as the Aged Care Financing Authority; and

                     (b)  may establish other committees.

[committees]

(3)     Schedule 1, Part 1, page 26 (after line 21), at the end of the Part, add:

194A  Application

Despite the amendment made by item 184A of this Schedule, subsection 96-3(1) of the Aged Care Act 1997 has effect, before 1 August 2013, as if that amendment had not been made.

[committees]

(4)     Schedule 3, item 246, page 126 (lines 17 and 18), omit the item, substitute:

246  Subsection 96-3(1)

After “this Act”, insert “and the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 ”.

[committees]