(1) An approved provider must enter into an * accommodation agreement with a person:
(a) before, or within 28 days after, the person enters the provider's service; or
(b) within that period as extended under subsection (2).
(2) If, within 28 days after the person (the care recipient ) enters the service:
(a) the approved provider and the care recipient have not entered into an * accommodation agreement; and
(b) a process under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory has begun for a person (other than an approved provider) to be appointed, by reason that the care recipient has a mental impairment, as the care recipient's legal representative;
the time limit for entering into the agreement is extended until the end of 7 days after:
(c) the appointment is made; or
(d) a decision is made not to make the appointment; or
(e) the process ends for some other reason;
or for such further period as the Secretary allows, having regard to any matters specified in the Fees and Payments Principles.