New start date for homecare regulation

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

Homecare providers will now have to register with the National care Standards Commission (NCSC) by September 1, 2002 in the wake of a Department of Health (DoH) decision to postpone the new regulatory arrangements by two months. The new start date will also apply to nurses agencies and residential family centres. Along with homecare providers, these organisations were originally required to register with the NCSC by July 1, 2002. However, the regulations have not been published by the DoH, so the NCSC has not been able to produce the relevant applications forms for providers of these services. The DoH says it recognises that the original deadline of July 1 would have placed an unreasonable burden on providers and so was now making the necessary legislative arrangements for the registration date to be deferred until September 1, 2002. The NCSC says will produce application forms for homecare services, nurses agencies and residential family Ccentres as soon as the regulations are published by the DoH. The NCSC

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