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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 94B.4

Power to ask people to answer questions etc.

             (1)  An * authorised complaints officer who has entered premises under section 94B-3 may ask a person at the premises:

                     (a)  to answer any questions put by the officer; and

                     (b)  to produce any documents or records requested by the officer.

             (2)  A person is not obliged to comply with a request under subsection (1).

Note:          Approved providers have a responsibility under paragraph 63-1(1)(ba) to cooperate with a person exercising powers under this Division. An approved provider who does not comply with a request 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.

             (3)  The powers of an * authorised complaints officer under this section are to be exercised subject to the requirements of Australian Privacy Principles 3 and 5.



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