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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 36.4

Additional protection for existing residents

                   An * extra service agreement entered into with a care recipient who was being provided with care in a residential care service, or a * distinct part of a residential care service, immediately before * extra service status became effective under Division 32 must provide that the care recipient may terminate the agreement:

                     (a)  at any time during the 3 months after the date of effect of the agreement; and

                     (b)  without penalty of any kind.

Note:          Under paragraph 56-1(g), an approved provider has a responsibility to comply with this Division. A failure to comply may lead to sanctions being imposed under Part 4.4.


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