Private Health Facilities Act 2007 No 9
8 Period for which approval in principle remains effective
(1) An approval in principle is effective for a period of one year from the date on which the applicant is given notice of that approval under section 7 (5), subject to any extension of that period by the Director-General under this section.
(2) The Director-General may, at the request of the applicant and in accordance with this section, extend the period for which an approval in principle remains effective (an extension).
(3) An applicant may make more than one request for an extension, but any such request must be made while the approval in principle is effective.
(4) A request for an extension is to be in the form approved by the Director-General and is to be accompanied by any fee, document or information that may be prescribed by the regulations in relation to the relevant class of private health facility.
(5) The Director-General may grant an extension only if:
(a) the particular extension is for a period of no more than one year, and
(b) the total period for which the approval in principle will be effective is no more than 7 years, and
(c) the Director-General is satisfied that each applicant:
(i) has made a reasonable attempt to comply with any conditions to which the approval in principle is subject, and
(ii) is a fit and proper person to be a licensee or if the applicant is a corporation, each director and each person concerned in the management of the corporation is a fit and proper person to be a licensee.