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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 52D.1

Rules relating to home care fees

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

             (2)  The following apply:

                     (a)  the home care fee in respect of any day must not exceed the sum of:

                              (i)  the maximum daily amount worked out under section 52D-2; 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 home care fees more than one month in advance;

                     (c)  the care recipient must not be required to pay home care fees for any period prior to being provided with the home care;

                     (d)  if the care recipient dies or provision of home care ceases--any fees paid in advance in respect of a period occurring after the care recipient's death, or the cessation of home care, must be refunded in accordance with the Fees and Payments Principles.



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