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Aged Care Reform: Release of Exposure Draft Subordinate Legislation

As part of the ongoing process to implement the aged care reforms, a number of Aged Care Act 1997 related Principles will be revoked and created for commencement on 1 July 2014.

From March 2014, the Department is progressively releasing Exposure Drafts of these legislative instruments for comment.

Following the first and second release of Exposure Drafts of Aged Care Principles, the Exposure Draft of the Fees and Payments Principles 2014 (No.2) and the Exposure Draft of the Subsidy Principles 2014 are now available for comment.

To help you understand the changes being made to the Principles, an Addendum to the Overview document (released with the second release of Exposure Drafts) has been prepared to accompany the Exposure Draft Fees and Payments Principles 2014 (No.2). The Overview provides a plain-English guide to the proposed amendments that will take effect from 1 July 2014.

How to provide comments

Any comments on the Exposure Draft should be submitted to agedcarelegislation@dss.gov.au within the timeframe below:

Please note that, unless requested otherwise, comments received may be published, in whole or in part.

Further information about the consultation process is available from the Fact Sheet - Amendments to Subordinate Legislation.

Key Directions for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Discussion Paper

The Department invites you to provide your feedback on the questions raised in the Key Directions for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Discussion Paper (Discussion Paper).

Please download and complete the submission template to have your say.

Feedback will be analysed by the Department, with the outcomes to be used to inform the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Manual and longer-term development plans.

All feedback must be received the Department by 5pm on Monday, 30 June 2014. Any submissions received after the closing date may not be considered.

Please see the ‘Overview of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and feedback process’ information sheet for further details on the design and development process for the new programme.

Please note that, unless requested otherwise, comments received may be published, in whole or in part.

For further information please visit the Commonwealth Home Support Programme web page.

Sector Briefings regarding Aged Care Reforms and Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Over the coming weeks commencing 27 May in Melbourne, the Department of Social Services is providing briefings to interested aged care stakeholders on the aged care reform changes being implemented on 1 July 2014, and the Key Directions for Commonwealth Home Support Program discussion paper.

For more information see the aged care reform briefings.

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