(1) In deciding whether it is appropriate to impose sanctions on an approved provider for non-compliance with one or more of its responsibilities under Part 4.1, 4.2 or 4.3, the Secretary must consider the following:
(a) whether the non-compliance is of a minor or serious nature;
(b) whether the non-compliance has occurred before and, if so, how often;
(c) whether the non-compliance threatens the health, welfare or interests of care recipients;
(ca) whether the non-compliance would threaten the health, welfare or interests of future care recipients;
(d) whether the approved provider has failed to comply with any undertaking to remedy the non-compliance;
(da) the desirability of deterring future non-compliance;
(e) any other matters specified in the Sanctions Principles.
(2) However, whether the non-compliance threatens or would threaten the health, welfare or interests of current and future care recipients is to be the Secretary's paramount consideration.