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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 20.1

Care recipients must be approved before subsidy can be paid

             (1)  * Subsidy cannot be paid to an approved provider for providing residential care to a person unless the person is approved under this Part as a recipient of residential care.

             (2)  * Subsidy cannot be paid to an approved provider for providing home care to a person unless the person is approved under this Part as a recipient of home care.

             (3)  * Subsidy cannot be paid to an approved provider for providing flexible care unless:

                     (a)  the person is approved under this Part as a recipient of that kind of flexible care; or

                     (b)  the person is included in a class of people who, under the Subsidy Principles made for the purposes of subparagraph 50-1(1)(b)(ii), do not need approval in respect of flexible care.

             (4)  For the purposes of this Act, if a particular kind of flexible care also constitutes residential care or home care, a person who is approved under this Part as a recipient of residential care or home care (as the case requires) is also taken to be approved under this Part as a recipient of that kind of flexible care.



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