(1) The Secretary may allocate * places, in respect of * residential care subsidy or * flexible care subsidy, to a person to provide * aged care services for a * region.
(2) The * places may only be allocated to a person who:
(a) is approved under section 8-1 to provide the * aged care in respect of which the places are allocated; or
(b) will be approved to provide aged care in respect of which the places are allocated once the allocation takes effect or, in the case of a * provisional allocation, begins to be in force.
(2A) The * places must not be allocated to the person if a sanction imposed under Part 4.4 is in force prohibiting allocation of places to the person.
(3) The allocation:
(a) must be the one that the Secretary is satisfied would best meet the needs of the aged care community in the * region (see section 14-2); and
(b) may be made subject to conditions (see sections 14-5 and 14-6).
(4) In order for an allocation to be made to a person:
(a) the person must have made a valid application in respect of the allocation (see Division 13); and
(b) the allocation must comply with the terms of an invitation published under Division 13 (see section 14-3);
except so far as the Secretary waives these requirements under section 14-4.
Note: However, paragraph (3)(a) and subsection (4) will not apply to an allocation of * places in a situation of emergency (see section 14-9).