(1) An allocation of * places to a person takes effect when the Secretary determines that the person is in a position to provide care, in respect of those places, for which * subsidy may be paid.
(2) The Secretary may so determine at the same time that the allocation is made. If the Secretary does not do so, the allocation is taken to be a provisional allocation .
Note: * Subsidy cannot be paid in respect of places covered by an allocation that is only a provisional allocation.
(3) If the allocation was made subject to conditions under section 14-5 that must be met before a determination is made, the Secretary must not make the determination unless he or she is satisfied that all of those conditions have been met.
(4) In deciding whether to make the determination, the Secretary must have regard to any matters specified in the Allocation Principles.