The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.P.05 Palliative care (CA, CP)


Palliative care aims to enhance a person's quality of life where death is not necessarily imminent.

Palliative care is referenced in pre 1 July 2009 CP legislation, in the Child Disability Assessment Determination 2001. After 1 July 2009, palliative care is referenced in the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination 2010 and the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination 2020 (Schedule 3 Part 2 Medical conditions).

Act reference: SSAct pre-1 July 2009 section 197(1)-'profoundly disabled child'

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