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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 35.3

Rules about amount of extra service fee

             (1)  The * Aged Care Pricing Commissioner must not approve a nil amount as the extra service fee for a * place.

             (2)  The * Aged Care Pricing Commissioner must not approve extra service fees for the * places in that residential care service, or * distinct part, if the average of the extra service fees for all those places, worked out on a daily basis, would be less than:

                     (a)  $10.00; or

                     (b)  such other amount as is specified in the Extra Service Principles.

             (3)  The * Aged Care Pricing Commissioner must not approve extra service fees for * places in respect of which residential care is provided if:

                     (a)  the care is provided through a particular residential care service; and

                     (b)  extra service fees have previously been approved in respect of places in respect of which residential care is provided through that aged care service; and

                     (c)  12 months, or such other period specified in the Extra Service Principles, has not yet elapsed since the date on which the last approval took effect.

             (4)  The * Aged Care Pricing Commissioner must not approve an application for an extra service fee for a * place if:

                     (a)  an extra service fee for the place (the current fee ) is in force at the time the application is made; and

                     (b)  the application proposes to increase the current fee by an amount that exceeds the maximum amount specified in, or worked out in accordance with, the Extra Service Principles.



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