Part 2 Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights

19 Commissioner to prepare draft Code

(1)

As soon as practicable after the commencement of this section, the Commissioner shall, subject to sections 22 and 23, prepare a draft Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights, and shall forward that draft to the Minister.

(2)

Within 12 sitting days after a draft is received by the Minister in accordance with this section, the Minister shall lay a copy of the draft before the House of Representatives.

(3)

Where, at the expiry of the period of 3 months beginning on the commencement of this Part, the Commissioner has not forwarded a draft Code to the Minister in accordance with subsection (1), the Commissioner shall, as soon as practicable after the expiry of that period, and then at intervals of not more than 3 months until a draft Code has been so forwarded, report to the Minister on the progress made in the preparation of the draft Code.