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Approved provider must enter accommodation agreement

             (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.

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