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Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes (Medical Records) Bill

This is the text of the Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes (Medical Records) Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 27th March 2000.

 
 
  
Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes (Medical Records) Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES
Clause 
1.Amendment of the Residential Care Homes Regulations 1984.
2.Amendment of the Nursing Homes and Mental Nursing Homes Regulations 1984.
3.Short title.
 


 

 
 
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Require persons registered to carry on residential care homes or nursing homes to keep records concerning medicines and their use; to provide for inspection of such records by medical practitioners; and for connected purposes.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
 

Amendment of the Residential Care Homes Regulations 1984.     1. - (1) The Residential Care Homes Regulations 1984 are amended as follows.
 
      (2) In regulation 18 (inspection of homes) after paragraph (2) insert-
 
 
    "(3) The person registered shall with the consent of the registration authority appoint a medical practitioner who shall be authorised to inspect the home and the medical records required under paragraph (6) of Schedule 2 to these regulations on such occasions and at such intervals as he may decide but shall in any case do so not less than once in every period of 6 months.
 
      (4) The medical practitioner appointed under paragraph (3) of this regulation shall make a report to the registration authority of any failure to maintain medical records as required under paragraph (6) of the said Schedule 2 and of any apparent irregularity arising from his inspection of the home or of its records.".
 
      (3) In Schedule 2 (records to be kept in a home) for paragraph 6 substitute-
 
 
  " 6. A record in respect of each resident of the medicines kept, the date and time of each occasion on which each such medicine is administered, the amounts administered on each such occasion, the reason why the medicine was administered on each such occasion and the disposal of the medicines when no longer required.".
 
Amendment of the Nursing Homes and Mental Nursing Homes Regulations 1984.     2. - (1) The Nursing Homes and Mental Nursing Homes Regulations 1984 are amended as follows.
 
      (2) In regulation 10 (inspection of nursing homes) after paragraph (2) insert-
 
 
    "(2A) The person registered shall with the consent of the Secretary of State appoint a medical practitioner who shall be authorised to inspect the home and the medical records required under paragraph (4) of regulation 7 on such occasions and at such intervals as he may decide but shall in any case do so not less than once in every period of 6 months.
 
      (2B) The medical practitioner appointed under paragraph (2A) of this regulation shall make a report to the Secretary of State of any failure to maintain medical records as required under paragraph (4) of regulation 7 and of any apparent irregularity arising from his inspection of the home or of its records.".
 
      (3) In regulation 7 (records) after sub-paragraph (4)(b) insert-
 
 
 
    " ( c) the medicines kept, the date and time of each occasion on which each such medicine is administered, the amounts administered on each such occasion, the reason why the medicine was administered on each such occasion and the disposal of the medicines when no longer required.".
Short title.     3. This Act may be cited as the Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes (Medical Records) Act 2000.
 
 

 
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