Minimum Standards become law at last

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

After more than four years of debate, National Minimum Standards and new regulations for care homes have now been made law by health minister Jacqui Smith. The regulations differ little from those proposed in the draft regulations with one difference being that the maximum number of beds for registration as a small care home has been raised from two to three. However, in the case of a small home, unless the registered provider lives at the home, it will have to comply with the same provisions of the Act as a large care home. – The regulations can be downloaded from the National Care Standards Commission website at: www.doh.

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