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Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the: Aged Care Act 1997 to insert a definition of 'restrictive practice' and provide for the Quality of Care Principles to specify certain requirements in relation to the use of a restrictive practice; enable the secretary to conduct home care assurance reviews; and remove the requirement for the Minister for Aged Care to establish a committee known as the Aged Care Financing Authority; and Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 to expand the powers of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner to include the ability to issue a written notice if an approved provider does not comply with their responsibilities and to apply for a civil penalty order against a provider if they do not comply with the written notice.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 May 2021
Second reading moved 27 May 2021
Second reading debate 21 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 21 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 21 Jun 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23 Jun 2021
Second reading moved 23 Jun 2021
Second reading debate 24 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 24 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 24 Jun 2021
Finally passed both Houses 24 Jun 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 57
  • Year: 2021
28 Jun 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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