The Domiciliary Care Agencies Regulations – will you be ready?
|From July, homecare providers are scheduled to become subject to the new Regulations for Domiciliary Care Agencies under the Care Standards Act. Susan Cowan examines those Regulations which apply to the delivery of personal care by a homecare provider.| Last monthÂ¹s article considered the following aspects of the new Domiciliary Care Agencies Regulations (the “Regulations”): – Who they apply to; – Who can carry on a domiciliary care agency, including the requirements for, and qualifications of, a registered provider and a registered manager; – The documentation a domiciliary care agency must have Â the Statement of Purpose and Service UserÂ¹s Guide. The Regulations, although still apparently only in draft form, are due to come into force on July 1, 2002. This monthÂ¹s article considers the RegulationsÂ¹ requirements in relation to the arrangement and provision of personal care services to clients (referred to in the Regulations as “service users”). It will be seen that onerous obligations are placed on the