(1) The Secretary may, at any time, request an approved provider to give the Secretary such information, relevant to the approved provider's suitability to be a provider of * aged care (see section 8-3), as is specified in the request. The request must be in writing.
(2) The approved provider must comply with the request within 28 days after the request was made, or within such shorter period as is specified in the notice.
Note: Approved providers have a responsibility under Part 4.3 to comply with this obligation. Failure to comply with a responsibility can result in a sanction being imposed under Part 4.4.
(3) An approved provider that is a * corporation commits an offence if it fails to comply with the request within the period referred to in subsection (2).
Penalty: 30 penalty units.
Note: Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.
(4) The request must contain a statement setting out the effect of subsections (2) and (3).