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Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2006

Schedule 2 Delegations


Aged Care Act 1997

1  Subsection 96-2(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  The Secretary may, in writing, delegate to a person making an assessment for the purposes of section 22-4:

                     (a)  all or any of the Secretary’s functions under Part 2.3; and

                     (b)  all or any of the Secretary’s powers under the Residential Care Subsidy Principles that relate to respite supplement.

2  Application of amendment of subsection 96-2(5)

Despite the repeal and substitution of subsection 96-2(5) of the Aged Care Act 1997 by this Schedule, delegations in force under that subsection immediately before the commencement of this Schedule continue to have effect on and from the commencement of this Schedule as if they had been made under paragraph 96-2(5)(a) of that Act as in force immediately after the commencement of this Schedule.