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Tuesday, 28 September 1993
Page: 1264


Senator PATTERSON —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the following matters be referred to the Standing Committee on Community Affairs for inquiry and report by 30 March 1994:

  All aspects of the validation of Care Aggregated Module (CAM) and Standard Aggregated Module (SAM) funding of nursing homes by the Commonwealth, in particular:

    (a)the timeliness of validations;

    (b)the consistency of decisions made by Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services validation teams;

    (c)miscalculations of negative loadings made by validation teams;

    (d)the retrospective application of reinterpretations and redefinitions of the financial principles;

    (e)the impact of validations on the continued financial viability of nursing homes; and

    (f)new proprietors being made financially liable for CAM and SAM funding spent prior to their purchase of a nursing home.