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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 52C.2

Rules relating to resident fees

             (1)  Fees charged to a care recipient for, or in connection with, residential care provided to the care recipient through a residential care service are resident fees .

             (2)  The following apply:

                     (a)  subject to section 52C-5, the resident fee in respect of any day must not exceed the sum of:

                              (i)  the maximum daily amount worked out under section 52C-3; and

                             (ii)  such other amounts as are specified in, or worked out in accordance with, the Fees and Payments Principles;

                     (b)  the care recipient must not be required to pay resident fees more than one month in advance;

                     (c)  the care recipient must not be required to pay resident fees for any period prior to * entry to the residential care service, other than for a period in which the care recipient is, because of subsection 42-3(3), taken to be on * leave under section 42-2;

                     (d)  if the care recipient dies or departs from the service--any fees paid in advance in respect of a period occurring after the care recipient dies or leaves must be refunded in accordance with the Fees and Payments Principles.



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