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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 35.1

Approval of extra service fees

             (1)  A person who:

                     (a)  has applied for * extra service status to be granted in respect of a residential care service, or a * distinct part of a residential care service; or

                     (b)  who has been granted such extra service status;

may apply to the * Aged Care Pricing Commissioner, in accordance with section 35-2, for extra service fees to be approved for one or more * places included in that residential care service or distinct part.

             (2)  The * Aged Care Pricing Commissioner must approve the extra service fees proposed in the application if:

                     (a)  the proposed fees meet the requirements of section 35-3; and

                     (b)  the proposed fees meet any requirements (whether as to amount or otherwise) set out in the Extra Service Principles; and

                     (c)  in a case where the application is not included in an application under Division 32--the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner is satisfied that any requirements specified in the Extra Service Principles in relation to standards or accreditation have been met; and

                     (d)  fees for those places have not been approved during the 12 months immediately before the date on which the application is given to the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner.

Note:          Rejections of applications are reviewable under Part 6.1.

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