Quarterly report on progress towards being in a position to provide care - Residential Care Places
This report is only in respect of provisionally allocated residential care places.
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PDF printable version of the Quarterly report on progress towards being in a position to provide care (PDF 43 KB)
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Under section 15-1 of the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Act), an allocation of places to an approved provider under section 14-1 of the Act 'takes effect' when the Secretary of the Department of Health and Ageing (the Department) determines that the approved provider is in a position to provide care in respect of those places.
In accordance with a determination made by the Secretary under paragraph 14-6(1)(b) of the Act, approved providers holding provisional allocations of residential care places are required to complete and provide to the Department quarterly (three-monthly) reports on their progress towards bringing the provisional allocation of residential care places into effect. This pro-forma must be used as it is the format which has been approved in accordance with a determination made under 14-6 of the Act.
It is the approved provider's responsibility, as a condition of allocation, to complete and lodge this report every three months from the date of allocation. Signatories to this report must be legally authorised to sign for and on behalf of the approved provider and must be key personnel of the provider.
Failure to comply with any condition of allocation, including a failure to complete and lodge a quarterly progress report, may result in the Secretary of the Department of Health and Ageing revoking or varying the provisional allocation under section 15-4 of the Act.
Approved providers have a period of two years after the day on which the allocation is made to apply to the Secretary for approval to bring the places into effect. If approved providers find they are unable to bring the places into effect during this period, they may apply to the Secretary under section 15-7 of the Act for an extension to the provisional allocation period. The form 'Application for an extension of the provisional allocation period' must be used.
Under section 15-5 of the Act an approved provider may also apply to reduce the number of places to which the provisional allocation relates or to vary the conditions to which the provisional allocation is subject under section 14-5 of the Act. To do so the approved provider must apply to the Secretary using the 'Application for a variation of a provisional allocation of places'.
In accordance with section 15-6 of the Act, the approved provider is also able to surrender the provisional allocation at any time before the end of the provisional allocation period by notice in writing to the Secretary.
If you are unclear about any of the questions in this report, or if you wish to discuss the possibility of an extension of the provisional allocation period or a variation or surrender of the provisional allocation, you should consult with your relevant State or Territory Office of the Department.
Please forward the original of this report to the address below:
Aged Care Branch
Department of Health and Ageing
GPO Box 9848
In the capital city of the State or Territory in which service is or will be located
(To assist delivery, please also specify 'Mail Drop Point 42' if the service is or will be located in the ACT)
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