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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 52F.1

Information to be given before person enters residential or eligible flexible care

             (1)  Before a person enters a residential care service or an * eligible flexible care service, the provider of the service must:

                     (a)  give the person:

                              (i)  an * accommodation agreement; and

                             (ii)  such other information as is specified in the Fees and Payments Principles; and

                     (b)  agree with the person, in writing, about the maximum amount that would be payable if the person paid an * accommodation payment for the service.

Note:          Whether or not a person pays an accommodation payment depends on their means tested amount, which may not be worked out before they enter the service.

             (2)  A flexible care service is an eligible flexible care service if the service is permitted, under the Fees and Payments Principles, to charge * accommodation payments.



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