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Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016

2013-2014-2015-2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016

 

No.      , 2016

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to aged care, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          4

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                     4

Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997                                                    17

Part 2—Contingent amendments                                                                           20

Division 1—Amendments if Part 1 of this Schedule commences before the Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Act 2016                                                    20

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   20

Division 2—Amendments contingent on the Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Act 2016                                                                                                       20

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   20

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                             21

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to aged care, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Act 2016 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

27 February 2017.

27 February 2017

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 1

27 February 2017.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Schedule 1 to the Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Act 2016 commences on or before 27 February 2017.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2

The later of:

(a) the start of 27 February 2017; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Act 2016 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Part 3

27 February 2017.

27 February 2017

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.