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    Consultation: Cost Recovery Implementation Statement

    The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2018-19 (Draft CRIS) is open for public consultation until Friday 21 July 2017.

    The Draft CRIS introduces a new levy, payable by approved providers of residential aged care services, for unannounced site visits conducted by the Quality Agency from 1 July 2018.  Unannounced visits are part of the Quality Agency’s compliance monitoring against the Aged Care Standards.

     

    Preview the Draft CRIS 2018-19

    AACQA Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2018-19 (accessible Word)

    AACQA Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2018-19 (PDF)

    Why are the changes being introduced?  

    The decision to introduce cost recovery for unannounced site visits delivers on the Australian Government’s announcement in the 2015-16 Budget that residential aged care services would be required to pay the full cost of accreditation services, including one unannounced site visit per year.

    The 2015-16 Budget announcement aligns with the Australian Government’s overarching cost recovery policy that, where appropriate, non-government recipients of specific government activities should be charged some or all of the costs of those activities.

    The Quality Agency currently recovers the regulatory cost of assessment and determination of applications by approved providers for accreditation or re-accreditation of their residential aged care service. However, cost recovery does not currently apply to unannounced visits.

    What does the Draft CRIS set out?

    It is a Quality Agency requirement that every residential aged care home receives one annual unannounced site visit, with more frequent visits scheduled to homes where there is risk of non-compliance with the standards.

    The Draft CRIS describes the arrangements by which approved providers of residential aged care services will pay fees and charges for the full cost of accreditation, including one annual unannounced visit, commencing from 1 July 2018.

    Public consultation

    The Quality Agency is committed to working with the public and residential aged care providers to ensure opportunities for feedback on the Draft CRIS 2018-19.

    AACQA Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2018-19 (accessible Word)

    AACQA Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2018-19 (PDF)

    Feedback can be provided to the Quality Agency at qualityagencypolicy@aacqa.gov.au

    Public consultation is open until Friday 21 July 2017.

    More information

    For more information about the consultation process on the Draft CRIS please contact qualityagencypolicy@aacqa.gov.au or call our information line on 1800 288 025.

    For information on the Quality Agency’s current cost recovery arrangements, please refer to: Cost recovery information for approved providers

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