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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 91.3

Occupier of premises to assist authorised officers

             (1)  An * authorised officer may ask the occupier of any premises entered under subsection 91-1(1) to provide reasonable assistance to the officer, at any time while the officer is entitled to remain on the premises, for the purpose of the exercise of the officer's powers under that section.

             (2)  An occupier may refuse to provide assistance as requested under subsection (1).

Note:          Approved providers have a responsibility under paragraph 63-1(1)(b) to co-operate with a person exercising powers under this Part and to comply with this Part in relation to the person's exercise of those powers. An approved provider who does not assist an * authorised officer when requested under subsection (1) may not be complying with that responsibility. Failure to comply with a responsibility can result in a sanction being imposed under Part 4.4.

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