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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 86.6

Limits on use of protected information disclosed under certain legislation

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  * protected information has been disclosed under section 1314 of the Social Security Act 1991 , section 130 of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 , section 409 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 or section 36 of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006 , to the person or another person, for any of the following purposes:

                              (i)  determining whether * residential care subsidy is payable to an approved provider in respect of a care recipient;

                             (ii)  determining the amount of residential care subsidy that is payable to an approved provider in respect of a care recipient;

                            (iii)  determining whether an approved provider has complied, or is complying, with its responsibilities under Chapter 4 of this Act; and

                     (b)  the person makes a record of, discloses or otherwise uses the information for a purpose not referred to in subparagraph (a)(i), (ii) or (iii).

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.



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