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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 29.1

Changing classifications

             (1)  The Secretary must change a classification if the Secretary is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the classification was based on an incorrect or inaccurate appraisal under section 25-3 or reappraisal under section 27-5; or

                     (b)  the classification was, for any other reason, incorrect.

Note:          Changes of classifications are reviewable under Part 6.1.

             (2)  A classification cannot be changed in any other circumstances, except when classifications are renewed under section 27-6.

             (3)  Before changing a classification under subsection (1), the Secretary must review it, having regard to:

                     (a)  any material on which the classification was based that the Secretary considers relevant; and

                     (b)  any matters specified in the Classification Principles as matters to which the Secretary must have regard; and

                     (c)  any other material or information that the Secretary considers relevant (including material or information that has become available since the classification was made).

             (4)  If the Secretary changes the classification under subsection (1), the Secretary must give written notice of the change to the approved provider that is providing care to the care recipient.

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