Transferring registration: more haste, less speed?
|Implementing the new Care Standards is a challenge for government and home owners alike Â and there are still many issues to be resolved, as Peter Grose explains| No one can doubt the courage of the Government in driving forward the provisions of the Care Standards Act. The consolidation of the extremely varied practices of several hundred social services and health authority registration units is in itself a daunting task. Having courage, however, is not enough and the uncertainty brought about by some hurried and piecemeal Orders and Regulations of the Secretary of State for Health has made life difficult both for care home providers and the National Care Standards Commission during the transitional period prior to the commencement of the Care Standards Act on April 1. It is likely to continue for some time thereafter. A fundamental cause of the difficulty is that the implementation of the new legislation is dependent on several parties: the Government which, through the Secretary of State, wishes to push