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Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Health)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Approval of providers of aged care                                               3

Aged Care (Accommodation Payment Security) Act 2006                                   3

Aged Care (Accommodation Payment Security) Levy Act 2006                          3

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                     3

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018                                         10

Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997                                                    25

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999                                       26

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                              26

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           26

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             26

Schedule 2—Responsibilities of approved providers etc.                             28

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   28

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018                                         47

Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997                                                    76

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           77

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             77

Schedule 3—Reconsideration and review of decisions                                   78

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   78

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018                                         78

Schedule 4—Transitional, application, saving and other provisions     83

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                    83

Part 2—Approval of providers of aged care                                                    85

Part 3—Responsibilities of approved providers etc.                                    89

Division 1—Transitional etc. provisions relating to the imposition of sanctions on approved providers         89

Division 2—Application provisions relating to Part 6.4 of the Aged Care Act 93

Division 3—Application etc. provisions relating to Parts 8 and 8A of the Commission Act               95

Division 4—Other matters                                                                                         96

Part 4—Reconsideration and review of decisions                                         97

Part 5—Provisions relating to transferred functions                                    99

Part 6—Rules                                                                                                                 100

 

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Act 2019 .

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.  Schedules 1 to 4

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

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.