Transition Care Program Guidelines 2011
Chapter 1: About the Guidelines
These Guidelines are intended to provide general information about the Transition Care Program. The Guidelines are linked to the Aged Care Act 1997 through a Transition Care Payment Agreement between the Australian Government and each state or territory government represented by their health department. Compliance with the Guidelines is a requirement under the Transition Care Payment Agreement.
The Guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Aged Care Principles. If there are any matters not fully clarified within the content of the Guidelines, assistance should be sought from the Department of Health and Ageing or the state or territory health departments, as the Approved Providers of Transition Care. Independent legal advice should be sought as relevant on any particular matter contained within the Guidelines.
What the Guidelines containThe Guidelines explain the Australian Government’s policy context and operational requirements for the provision of Transition Care.
How the Guidelines will be updatedThe Department of Health and Ageing will update the Guidelines, as required, in consultation with states and territories, to ensure their currency and accuracy.
Please refer to the online version of the Guidelines located on the website below to ensure that you have the most recent version. The footer of each page includes the issue date of the Guidelines.