Registration and the Care Standards Act


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

|The rules of registration have changed. Peter Grose outlines some of the contentious, and potentially sinister, provisions of the newly enacted Care Standards Act| The Care Standards Act 2000 (CSA) gives significantly greater registration powers to the registration authority than the old Registered Homes Act 1984 (RHA). Under the CSA the registration authority will be the National Care Standards Commission in England and the National Assembly in Wales. Care home operators should be aware of the following in the run-up to full implementation in 2002: 1. The requirement to register: 2. Section 11(1) CSA states that “Any person who carries on or manages” a care home without being registered shall be guilty of an offence. This goes considerably further than existing legislation. First, it is clear that matrons of nursing homes, for the first time, will have to be registered in their own right. Under Part II of the RHA there is no specific provision for the formal registration of matrons although many health auth





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