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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 86.9

Information about an aged care service

             (1)  The Secretary may make publicly available the following information about an * aged care service:

                     (a)  the name, address and telephone number of the service;

                     (b)  the number of * places (if any) included in the service;

                   (ba)  if the service is a home care service--the number of care recipients provided with care through the service;

                     (c)  the location of the service and its proximity to community facilities, for example, public transport, shops, libraries and community centres;

                     (d)  the services provided by the service;

                     (e)  the fees and charges connected with the service, including * accommodation payments, * accommodation contributions, * accommodation bonds and * accommodation charges;

                      (f)  the facilities and activities available to care recipients receiving care through the service;

                     (g)  the name of the approved provider of the service and the names of directors, or members of the committee of management, of the approved provider;

                     (h)  the amounts of funding received by the service under this Act or the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 ;

                      (i)  information about the variety and type of service provided by approved providers;

                      (j)  any action taken, or intended to be taken, under this Act to protect the welfare of care recipients at a particular service, and the reasons for that action;

                     (k)  information about the service's status under this Act (for example, the service's accreditation record);

                      (l)  information about the approved provider's performance in relation to responsibilities and standards under this Act;

                    (m)  any other information of a kind specified in the Information Principles for the purposes of this section.

Note:          The Information Principles are made by the Minister under section 96-1.

             (2)  Information disclosed under subsection (1) must not include * personal information about a person (other than the information referred to in paragraph (1)(g)).



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