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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 32.1

Grants of extra service status

             (1)  An application may be made to the Secretary in accordance with section 32-3 for * extra service status in respect of a residential care service, or a * distinct part of a residential care service. The application must be in response to an invitation under section 32-2.

             (2)  The Secretary must, by notice in writing, grant * extra service status in respect of the residential care service, or a distinct part of the residential care service, if:

                     (a)  the Secretary is satisfied, having considered the application in accordance with sections 32-4 and 32-5, that extra service status should be granted; and

                     (b)  the application is accompanied by the application fee (see section 32-6); and

                     (c)  granting the extra service status would not result in the number of extra service places exceeding the maximum proportion (if any) determined by the Minister under section 32-7 for the State, Territory or region in which the residential care service is located.

             (3)  The grant of * extra service status is subject to such conditions as are set out by the Secretary in the notice given to the applicant under subsection 32-9(1). The conditions may include conditions that must be satisfied before the extra service status becomes effective.

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