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(1)A local authority in Wales which provides, or makes arrangements for the provision of, a chargeable service may (but does not have to) impose a reasonable charge for the service.
(2)A reasonable charge is such amount as the authority concerned determines reasonable.
(3)But subsections (1) and (2) are subject to—
(a)section 2 (maximum charges);
(b)section 3 (persons and services in respect of which charges must not be imposed);
(c)section 8(1) (effect of determinations as to ability to pay); and
(d)any regulations made by the Welsh Ministers under section 16 of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc) Act 2003 (c. 5) (free provision of services in Wales).
(4)A local authority has the power to recover a charge imposed under this section.
(5)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (4), a charge imposed under this section may be recovered summarily as a civil debt.
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