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RETIREMENT VILLAGES ACT 1999 - SECT 59
Operator to provide village emergency system on request
(1) The residents of a retirement village may, by a special resolution,
request the operator of the village to provide or arrange for a
village emergency system of a specified kind in the village.
(2) If such a
request is made, the residents are taken to have consented to the inclusion,
in the proposed annual budget relating to the financial year next following
the date of the resolution, of the cost of providing or arranging for the
village emergency system concerned.
(3) If the operator fails to comply with
a request referred to in this section, any resident of the village may apply
to the Tribunal for (and the Tribunal may make) an order directing the
operator to provide or arrange for a village emergency system of the kind
requested by the residents.
(4) The operator must ensure that any
village emergency system provided in the village (whether or not it was
provided at the request of the residents) is regularly and adequately
monitored and serviced.
(5) Nothing in this section prevents a resident of a
retirement village from arranging, at the resident's expense, for the
provision of a system that will enable the resident to summon assistance in an
emergency. However, any such system is not a village emergency system.
"village emergency system" means a system (such as buttons in
residential premises and common areas, or bracelets that can be worn by
residents) that enables residents to summon assistance in an emergency.
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