You may require this status if you operate a residential aged care facility and intend to offer your patients a significantly higher standard of:
- Services; and
This status allows you to charge your residents higher fees however, it lowers the amount of subsidy you will receive from the Commonwealth.
You may apply for this status for all, or part, of your aged care facility.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this status you must satisfy the Agency that:
- The standard of aged care being provided is significantly higher than the average standard in residential care services that do not have extra service status;
- Granting the extra service status would not unreasonably reduce access to residential care by people living in the State, Territory or region concerned;
- You have a history of good conduct and compliance with its responsibilities and obligations arising from the receipt of any payments from the Agency.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for Extra Service Status of Residential Care Services - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Department of Social Services
Ageing and Aged Care
Aged Care Act 1997 (Australian Government)
Extra Service Principles 2014 (Australian Government)
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