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Schedule 4—Compensation for household and attendant care services where catastrophic injury or disease

Schedule 4 Compensation for household and attendant care services where catastrophic injury or disease

   

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

1  Section 213 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

213   Definitions

2  Section 213

Before “In”, insert “(1)”.

3  Section 213

Insert:

catastrophic injury or disease means an injury, or a disease, where the conditions determined in an instrument under subsection (2) are satisfied.

4  At the end of section 213

Add:

             (2)  The Commission may, by legislative instrument, determine conditions for the purposes of the definition of catastrophic injury or disease in subsection (1).

5  Section 216

Omit “The”, substitute “(1) Subject to subsection (2), the”.

6  At the end of section 216

Add:

             (2)  If the service injury or disease referred to in paragraph 214(1)(a) is a catastrophic injury or disease, the weekly amount of compensation under section 214 that the Commonwealth is liable to pay for household services is such amount as the Commission determines to be reasonable in the circumstances.

7  Section 219

Omit “The”, substitute “(1) Subject to subsection (2), the”.

8  At the end of section 219

Add:

             (2)  If the service injury or disease referred to in paragraph 217(1)(a) is a catastrophic injury or disease, the weekly amount of compensation under section 217 that the Commonwealth is liable to pay for attendant care services is such amount as the Commission determines to be reasonable in the circumstances.

9  After paragraph 345(2)(d)

Insert:

                   (da)  a determination under subsection 213(2) (conditions for the purposes of the definition of catastrophic injury or disease in subsection 213(1));

10  Paragraphs 404(1)(f) and (g)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                      (f)  paragraph 216(1)(b);

                     (g)  paragraph 219(1)(b);

11  Application provision

The amendments of sections 216 and 219 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 made by this Schedule apply in relation to compensation in respect of a week beginning on or after the day on which the first instrument made under subsection 213(2) of that Act commences (whether the catastrophic injury or disease arose before, on or after the commencement of this item).