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Increasing Choice in Home Care – Have your say on the proposed changes

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Implementation of Increasing Choice in Home Care - Stage 1 requires amendments to both primary and delegated aged care legislation. The Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Act 2016 (the Amendment Act) is now in place and will take effect  on 27 February 2017. Changes are also required to the delegated legislation (Aged Care Principles and Determinations).

You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the delegated legislation for the first stage of the home care reforms and participate in an upcoming webinar about the changes.

Consultation paper and Exposure draft of delegated legislation

The Department has released a consultation paper and an exposure draft of the proposed amendments to the delegated legislation for the February 2017 changes to home care. The consultation paper provides further detail and explanation of the proposed amendments to the delegated legislation and seeks feedback from aged care providers, consumers, carers and other interested parties on the implementation arrangements.

Written submissions to the consultation paper will close at 5pm, 9 June 2016.

The consultation documents are available on the Consultation Hub.

Questions and Answers about the proposed changes are also available on the Increasing Choice in Home Care webpage.

Stakeholder briefing

The Department will hold a webinar to discuss the issues outlined in the consultation paper. This will provide an opportunity for interested parties to ask questions or seek clarification on the proposed amendments to the delegated legislation.

The details of the webinar are below:

Webinar    Increasing Choice in Home Care – Stage 1 – Consultation on delegated legislation
Date    Friday, 20 May 2016
Time    2:30pm – 4pm (AEST)
Link    The link to watch the webinar will be accessible via the webinars webpage.
You are not required to formally RSVP for the webinar, and there is no limit to the number of participants. Please see the instructions on the Department's website to assist with logging in.

Ageing and Aged Care Group

Department of Health


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