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Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

4............ Vacancy in the office of an Advisory Council member....................... 4

5............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 4

6............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 4

Part 2—Australian Aged Care Quality Agency                                                   5

7............ Establishment...................................................................................... 5

8............ Constitution......................................................................................... 5

9............ Function.............................................................................................. 5

10.......... Quality Agency to have the privileges and immunities of the Crown.. 5

Part 3—Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants                                  6

Division 1—Function and powers of the CEO                                                 6

11.......... Chief Executive Officer....................................................................... 6

12.......... Functions of the CEO......................................................................... 6

13.......... Powers of the CEO............................................................................. 7

14.......... Minister may give directions to the CEO............................................ 7

15.......... Fees..................................................................................................... 7

Division 2—Appointment of the CEO                                                                  8

16.......... Appointment....................................................................................... 8

17.......... Term of appointment........................................................................... 8

18.......... Acting CEO........................................................................................ 8

Division 3—Terms and conditions of the CEO’s appointment               9

19.......... Remuneration and allowances............................................................. 9

20.......... Leave of absence................................................................................. 9

21.......... Outside employment........................................................................... 9

22.......... Disclosure of interests......................................................................... 9

23.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 10

24.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 10

25.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 10

Division 4—Staff and consultants                                                                         11

26.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 11

27.......... Persons assisting the CEO................................................................ 11

28.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 12

Part 4—Aged Care Quality Advisory Council                                                    13

29.......... Establishment of the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council.............. 13

30.......... Functions of the Advisory Council................................................... 13

31.......... Membership of the Advisory Council............................................... 13

32.......... Appointment of Advisory Council members.................................... 13

33.......... Procedures of the Advisory Council................................................. 14

34.......... Acting appointments—Chair............................................................. 14

35.......... Acting appointments—members other than the Chair....................... 15

36.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 15

37.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 16

38.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 16

39.......... Disclosure of interests to the Minister............................................... 17

40.......... Disclosure of interests to the Advisory Council................................ 17

41.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 18

42.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 18

Part 5—Strategic and annual operational plans                                                19

43.......... Strategic plans................................................................................... 19

44.......... Annual operational plans................................................................... 19

Part 6—Reporting requirements                                                                                 21

45.......... Minister may require CEO to prepare reports or give information.... 21

46.......... Keeping the Minister informed......................................................... 21

47.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 22

Part 7—Protected information                                                                                     23

48.......... Use of protected information............................................................. 23

49.......... Disclosure of protected information for other purposes.................... 23

50.......... Limits on use of protected information disclosed by the CEO.......... 25

51.......... Disclosure to court............................................................................ 25

52.......... Information about an aged care service............................................. 25

Part 8—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        27

53.......... Quality Agency Principles................................................................ 27

54.......... Delegation by the CEO..................................................................... 27

55.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 27

 



A Bill for an Act to establish the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: