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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 29A.1

Warning notices

             (1)  The Secretary may notify an approved provider in writing if the Secretary:

                     (a)  reasonably suspects that the approved provider, or a person acting on the approved provider's behalf, gave false or misleading information in an appraisal or reappraisal connected with a classification reviewed under subsection 29-1(3); and

                     (b)  changes the classification under section 29-1.

Note:          See also sections 25-4 (suspending approved providers from making appraisals and reappraisals) and 27-3 (reappraisal required by Secretary).

             (2)  The Secretary may also notify an approved provider in writing if:

                     (a)  the approved provider makes 2 or more of any of the following:

                              (i)  an appraisal under section 25-3;

                             (ii)  a reappraisal under section 27-4; and

                     (b)  the Secretary changes 2 or more classifications under section 29-1 because the Secretary is satisfied that the appraisals or reappraisals were incorrect or inaccurate; and

                     (c)  the Secretary is satisfied that the changes, taken together, are significant (see section 29A-3).

             (3)  A notice under this section must:

                     (a)  specify the classification or classifications the Secretary changed; and

                     (b)  include a statement that the Secretary suspects the matter mentioned in paragraph (1)(a), or is satisfied of the matter mentioned in paragraph (2)(c), and the Secretary's reasons for this; and

                     (c)  include a statement of the effect of section 29A-2.



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