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1.1.C.17 Care load (CP (child), CA (child))


For the purpose of CP (child) and CA (child), care load is a measure of the level of care required by a care receiver, because of their severe disability (1.1.S.133), severe medical condition (1.1.S.130), disability (1.1.D.160) or medical condition (1.1.M.90) as assessed under the DCLA (Child).

The DCLA is comprised of:

  • a carer questionnaire (the ACL questionnaire), and
  • a THP (1.1.T.170) questionnaire (the professional questionnaire).

Act reference: SSAct section 38E Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination

Policy reference: SS Guide Qualification for CP, Qualification for CA, 1.1.D.170 Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) (CP (child), CA (child))

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