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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 38E

Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination

             (1)  The Secretary may, by legislative instrument (the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination ):

                     (a)  devise a test for assessing the functional ability, behaviour and special care needs of a person aged under 16 (the child ), that includes an assessment that must be completed only by a treating health professional; and

                     (b)  provide a method for rating the care needs of the child; and

                     (c)  provide a method for giving a qualifying rating to a person (the carer ) who is caring for the child that takes into account:

                              (i)  the care provided for the child by the carer; and

                             (ii)  the assessment completed by the treating health professional.

             (2)  If a carer who is caring for a child also cares for one or more other persons (whether or not aged under 16), the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination may provide a method for giving a qualifying rating to the carer that takes into account:

                     (a)  both:

                              (i)  the care provided for the child by the carer; and

                             (ii)  the assessment completed by the treating health professional; and

                     (b)  the care provided by the carer for each other person.

             (3)  The Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination may, in addition, declare that a physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability specified in the determination is a recognised disability for the purposes of section 953.



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