Finding your way around the Care Standards Act and the Regulations

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|Providers must operate within its terms, matrons and managers are examined on their knowledge of it. Karen Rogers here provides a Œguided tour¹ of the Care Standards Act 2000| The Care Standards Act 2000 and Regulations made thereunder provide for new registrations, applications to vary a condition of registration, prosecutions and ultimately the cancellation of registration. To understand the process fully, providers must understand the relationship between the Care Standards Act 2000, The Care Home Regulations 2001 or equivalent service regulations and the National Care Standards Commission (Registration) Regulations 2001. The Act determines the legislative framework and the accompanying regulations prescribe the detail. For example, the Act establishes the requirement to register, the Registration Regulations set out the detail required when a registration application is made and the Care Home Regulations 2001 set out the operation and conduct of the establishment or agency. The Care Standards Act 2000

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