CSCI will refund registration fees

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

Care home providers who decide to leave the industry will be able to claim a refund on their annual fees under new plans announced by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). Providers who were registered with the social care commission and have received their CSCI annual invoice dated on or after April 1, 2004 ­ the date the Commission came into being ­ will be able to apply for a refund on their annual fees when they leave the care home market. The Commission¹s decision to introduce a refunds policy follows discussion with groups representing care providers. CSCI chief inspector David Behan said the Commission had listened to providers¹ concerns, and had concluded that the “no refunds” policy of the previous regulator (the National Care Standards Commission) could not be sustained. “People leave the care home market for a variety of reasons ­ retirement, ill-health, financial difficulties or change of business interest,” Mr Behan said. “Natural justice suggests that they should be entitled to

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