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Charge exempt resident
A person is a charge exempt resident if:
- they entered a nursing home prior to 1 October 1997, and
- subsequently moved to another nursing home on or after 1 October 1997, and
- apart from the application of section 44-8B of the Aged Care Act, 1997 (meaning of charge exempt resident) they would have been eligible to pay an accommodation charge for the entry.
A charge exempt resident cannot be required to pay an accommodation charge.
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