(1) In working out the days on which a care recipient is on * leave under section 42-2:
(a) include the day on which the period commenced; and
(b) do not include the day on which the approved provider recommenced, or commenced, providing residential care to the care recipient.
Note: Absences that do not include an overnight absence from a residential care service are not counted as * leave because of paragraph (b).
(2) Subject to subsection (3), a care recipient cannot be on * leave under section 42-2 from a residential care service before he or she * enters the service.
(3) A care recipient may be on leave (the pre-entry leave ) under section 42-2 on the days during the period starting on the later of:
(a) the day on which he or she was notified that there was a vacancy in the residential care service in question; or
(aa) the day on which he or she accepted a place in the residential care service; or
(b) the day that is 7 days, or such other period as is specified in the Subsidy Principles, before the day on which the person * enters the residential care service;
and ending at the end of the day before the day the person enters the residential care service.