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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 52P.4

Delaying refunds to secure re-entry

             (1)  This section applies if a person who has paid a * refundable deposit or * accommodation bond for care provided by, or * entry to, a residential care service or flexible care service:

                     (a)  ceases to be provided with residential care by the residential care service (other than because the person is on * leave); or

                     (b)  ceases to be provided with flexible care by the flexible care service.

             (2)  The person may agree with the approved provider concerned to delay refunding the * refundable deposit balance or * accommodation bond balance on condition that, if the person requests re-entry to the service, the approved provider must:

                     (a)  allow * entry to the person, if:

                              (i)  there are any * places vacant in the service; and

                             (ii)  in a case where the service is a residential care service--the person has been approved under Part 2.3 as a recipient of residential care; and

                     (b)  if the person is allowed entry--apply the * refundable deposit balance or * accommodation bond in payment for the service.

   



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