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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 5.1

What this Chapter is about

Before the Commonwealth can pay a * subsidy for the provision of care, a number of approvals and similar decisions may need to have been made. These relate to:

•     the provider of the service--the provider must be an approved provider (see Part 2.1);

•      the * aged care service in question--for residential care services and flexible care services, * places must have been allocated in respect of the service (see Part 2.2). In addition, decisions can be made under Part 2.5 allowing places in a residential care service to become * extra service places (enabling higher fees to be charged for those places);

•      the recipient of the care--the recipient must (in most cases) be approved in respect of the type of * aged care provided (see Part 2.3). In the case of home care, the recipient must be a * prioritised home care recipient (see Part 2.3A). In the case of residential care or flexible care, the recipient can be classified in respect of the level of care that is required (see Part 2.4).

Note:          Not all of these approvals and decisions are needed in respect of each kind of subsidy.



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