(1) A person may apply in writing to the Secretary to be approved as a provider of * aged care.
(2) The application must be in a form approved by the Secretary, and must be accompanied by:
(a) any documents that are required by the Secretary to be provided; and
(b) the application fee (if any) specified in, or worked out in accordance with, the Approved Provider Principles.
(3) The amount of any application fee:
(a) must be reasonably related to the expenses incurred or to be incurred by the Commonwealth in relation to the application; and
(b) must not be such as to amount to taxation.
(4) An application that contains information that is, to the applicant's knowledge, false or misleading in a material particular is taken not to be an application under this section.