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Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Emergency Leave) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the Aged Care Act 1997 and Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to: introduce an emergency leave type that will enable approved providers to remain eligible for residential care subsidy in declared emergency situations; and ensure that approved providers cannot charge aged care residents a fee during a declared emergency to reserve their place in an aged care service.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/05/20  
Second reading moved 13/05/20  
Second reading debate 13/05/20  
Second reading agreed to 13/05/20  
Third reading agreed to 13/05/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/05/20  
Second reading moved 14/05/20  
Second reading debate 14/05/20  
Second reading agreed to 14/05/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/05/20  
Third reading agreed to 14/05/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 14/05/20  
Assent 15/05/20 Act no: 41 - Year: 2020
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)