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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 30.3

Meaning of distinct part

             (1)  For the purposes of this Part, distinct part , in relation to a residential care service, means a specific area of the service that:

                     (a)  is physically identifiable as separate from all the other * places included in the service; and

                     (c)  meets any other requirements specified in the Extra Service Principles.

Example:    A wing of a service with a separate living and dining area for residents living in the wing might constitute a "distinct part" of the service. An individual resident's room might also constitute a "distinct part" of the service.

             (2)  The Extra Service Principles may specify characteristics that must be present in order for an area to be physically identifiable as separate for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a).



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