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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 44.3

The basic subsidy amount

             (1)  The basic subsidy amount for the care recipient in respect of the * payment period is the sum of all the basic subsidy amounts for the days during the period on which the care recipient was provided with residential care through the residential care service in question.

             (2)  The basic subsidy amount for a day is the amount determined by the Minister by legislative instrument.

             (3)  The Minister may determine different amounts (including nil amounts) based on any one or more of the following:

                     (a)  the * classification levels for care recipients being provided with residential care;

                     (b)  whether the residential care being provided is * respite care;

                    (ca)  whether a care recipient is on * extended hospital leave;

                   (cb)  whether an appraisal of a care recipient's care needs is received after the end of the period mentioned in paragraph 26-1(a) or (b) (whichever is applicable);

                    (cc)  whether a reappraisal of a care recipient's care needs is received after the end of the reappraisal period for the classification determined under section 27-2;

                     (e)  any other matters specified in the Subsidy Principles;

                      (f)  any other matters determined by the Minister.

             (4)  The Minister must not determine a different amount for a day based on the care recipient being on * extended hospital leave that is less than half of the amount that would have been the basic subsidy amount if the care recipient had not been on extended hospital leave on that day.

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