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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 27.6

Renewal of classifications

             (1)  The Secretary may renew the classification of a care recipient (other than a classification to which item 1 or 7 of the table in subsection 27-2(1) applies) if:

                     (a)  the Secretary receives a reappraisal of the level of care needed by the care recipient; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the reappraisal is made in respect of an expiry date for the classification; or

                             (ii)  the reappraisal is made under section 27-4.

Note:          Refusals to renew the classifications of care recipients are reviewable under Part 6.1.

             (2)  The renewal of the classification must specify the appropriate * classification level for the care recipient. The Classification Principles may specify methods or procedures that the Secretary must follow in determining the appropriate classification level for the care recipient.

             (3)  In renewing the classification, the Secretary must take into account:

                     (a)  the reappraisal made in respect of the care recipient; and

                     (b)  any other matters specified in the Classification Principles.

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