Legislation - Aged Care Reform

Primary Legislation

On 28 June 2013, five Bills outlining the key legislative changes to underpin the first two phases of the aged care reforms passed into law. From 1 July 2014 the Acts are:

Aged Care Related Acts:

Subordinate Legislation

A number of Principles made under the Aged Care Act 1997 have been amended or created and commenced on 1 July 2014. The Aged Care (Transitional provisions) Principles 2014 were created under the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997.

The current Aged Care Principles are:

The current Principles are also available on the Australian Government’s ComLaw website. Explanatory Statements have been released with each final instrument and can also be found on the ComLaw website. The Explanatory Statements explain each component of the Principles.

Other subordinate legislation includes:

Aged Care Determinations – Ministerial

Other Aged Care related legislative Instruments

Further historical information on the aged care legislation changes is available.

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