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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 997

Patient on a long-term basis

Mental hospital patient

             (1)  For the purposes of this Division, a person is a mental hospital patient on a long-term basis if:

                     (a)  the person is a mental hospital patient; and

                     (b)  the Secretary is satisfied that the person will require care and treatment for an indefinite period.

Note:          For mental hospital patient see section 23.

Nursing home patient

             (2)  For the purposes of this Division, a person is in residential care on a long-term basis if:

                     (a)  the person is in residential care; and

                     (b)  the Secretary is satisfied that the person will be in residential care for an indefinite period.



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