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Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013



(1)    Page 4 (after line 6), after clause 4, insert:

4A   Further review of operation of amendments

             (1)  The Minister must cause an independent review to be undertaken of the operation of the amendments made by:

                     (a)  this Act; and

                     (b)  the Aged Care (Bond Security) Amendment Act 2013 ; and

                     (c)  the Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Amendment Act 2013 .

             (2)  The review must consider at least the following matters:

                     (a)  the effectiveness of the provisions for determining the value of a person’s assets in accordance with the Subsidy Principles;

                     (b)  the operation of the provisions relating to accommodation agreements and the impact that those provisions have on approved providers and care recipients;

                     (c)  the relative use of refundable deposits and daily payments and the impact that refundable deposits and daily payments have on aged care providers and residents;

                     (d)  any other related matter that the Minister specifies.

             (3)  The review must make provision for public consultation and, in particular, must provide for consultation with:

                     (a)  approved providers; and

                     (b)  aged care workers; and

                     (c)  consumers; and

                     (d)  people with special needs; and

                     (e)  carers; and

                      (f)  representatives of consumers.

             (4)  The review must be undertaken as soon as practicable after the end of the period of 18 months after the commencement of Schedule 1.

             (5)  The person who undertakes the review must give the Minister a written report of the review within 6 months after the end of the 18 month period.

             (6)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report of the review to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of receiving it.

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