(1) An application to amend a licence for a private health facility is to be made to the Director-General by the licensee of the facility.(2) An application must:(a) be in a form approved by the Director-General, and(b) specify the facility to which the licence relates, and(c) specify the amendment that is sought, and(d) demonstrate that the facility can, if the amendment is granted, be conducted in accordance with the licensing standards, and(e) be accompanied by any fee and any particulars and documents prescribed by the regulations in relation to an application under this section in respect of that class of facility.(3) The Director-General may on the application of the licensee, or if the Director-General otherwise considers it necessary, amend a licence in any one or more of the following ways:(a) by amending the class of private health facility to which the licence relates,(b) by amending the number of patients who may be accommodated at any one time in each ward of the private health facility,(c) by amending or revoking any condition of the licence (other than a condition referred to in section 12 (2)) or attaching further conditions to the licence.(4) A licence may be amended under this section:(a) by endorsing the licence with the amendment, or(b) by cancelling the licence and issuing a new licence incorporating the amendment, or(c) by notice in writing served on the licensee.(5) If a notice is served under subsection (4) (c), the licence to which it relates is immediately taken to be amended in accordance with the notice.(6) The Director-General may, by notice in writing served on a licensee, require the licensee to forward his or her licence to the Director-General for the purposes of this section.(7) A licensee must comply with a notice served on the licensee under subsection (6).
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.(8) The Director-General may refuse an application under this section if the Director-General is satisfied on any of the grounds set out in section 7 (4).