Aged care laws in Australia
The Aged Care Act 1997 is the main law that covers government-funded aged care. It sets out rules for things like funding, regulation, approval of providers, quality of care and the rights of people receiving care. Laws on diversity and discrimination also apply to aged care.
Aged Care Act
The is the main law that sets out the rules for government-funded aged care including:
- approval of providers
- subsidies and fees
- quality of care
- rights of people receiving care
The principles that sit under the Aged Care Act 1997 provide more detail on these rules:
- – made under the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
Other aged care laws
The other laws related to aged care are:
- Aged Care (Subsidy, Fees and Payments) Determination 2014
- Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) (Subsidy and Other Measures) Determination 2014
Aged Care Diversity Framework
This framework aims to make sure our aged care services are respectful and inclusive. All people have a right to quality care, no matter their social, cultural, language, religious, spiritual, psychological, medical or care needs.
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Report on the Aged Care Act
Each year, we must report on the operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 to the Australian Parliament.
Read the latest report — — on the GEN Aged Care Data website.