Notification of Changes to Conditions of Allocation of Home Care Places

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I am writing to you as a delegate of the Secretary for the purposes of section 14-5 of the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Act).

From 1 July 2015, all home care places must be delivered on a consumer directed care basis as outlined in the User Rights Principles 2014.

Home care places allocated since August 2013 are currently subject to a condition imposed under section 14-5 of the Act relating to consumer directed care. The condition is specified in the Schedule of Conditions of Allocation attached to the Notification of Allocation of Home Care Places and reads “You must deliver care in respect of these Home Care Places on a Consumer Directed (CDC) basis”.

As a delegate of the Secretary, I have determined that the specific condition relating to consumer directed care is no longer required and will be revoked with effect from 1 July 2015. This means that from 1 July 2015 the specific condition of allocation relating to consumer directed care will not apply. Instead, consumer directed care requirements in the User Rights Principles 2014 will apply.

All other existing conditions of allocation (for example, those relating to the location of home care and priority to be given to certain groups of people) remain in force and are not affected by the changes.

Yours sincerely

Authorised for digital distribution

Donna Moody
Group Manager
Ageing and Aged Care Services Group
30 June 2015