Understanding Regulation 26: visits by the registered provider


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

|Regulation 26 obliges parent companies to carry out their own inspections of care homes. Karen Rogers explains what is required| Many providers are now getting to grips with the care home regulations 2001, which are briefly arranged in the following way: – Reg 1-6: General – 7-11: Registered persons – 12-22: Conduct of care homes – 23: Premises – 24-26: Management – 27-36: Children – 37-46: Miscellaneous Most of the regulations are fairly well understood, but one regulation which appears to cause some confusion is Regulation 26 ­ “visits by registered provider”. This regulation comes under the management heading and places a formal responsibility on registered owners to satisfy themselves of the standard of care provided within the care home. The regulation only applies to owners who are not in day to day control of their home and to organisations and partnerships. The Regulation states: “Visits by Registered provider” ­ 26(1) Where the registered provider is an individual, but not in day to day charge of





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