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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 53.1

What this Chapter is about

Approved providers have responsibilities in relation to * aged care they provide through their * aged care services. These responsibilities relate to:

•      the quality of care they provide (see Part 4.1);

•      user rights for the people to whom the care is provided (see Part 4.2);

•      accountability for the care that is provided, and the basic suitability of their * key personnel (see Part 4.3).

Sanctions may be imposed under Part 4.4 on approved providers who do not meet their responsibilities.

Note:          The responsibilities of an approved provider in respect of an * aged care service cover all the care recipients in the service who are approved under Part 2.3 as recipients of the type of * aged care provided through the service, as well as those in respect of whom a subsidy is payable.

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