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Clause 56
    In section 22 of the National Assistance Act 1948 (which provides for the assistance of persons in need by local authorities) subsection (2) is omitted and the following subsection is inserted-- 
        (2) Subject to the following provisions of this section, the payment which a person is liable to make for any such accommodation shall be in accordance with a standard rate fixed for that accommodation by the authority managing the premises in which it is provided and that standard rate shall exclude any costs for personal care services, within the meaning of section 48(5) of the Health and Social Care Act 2001.".
     (4) In subsection (2) of section 17 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (which makes provision relating to the financing of certain social services in England and Wales), after "services" there is inserted "excluding any personal care service within the meaning of section 56(5) of the Health and Social Care Act 2001".  
     (5) Personal care services" means any service or services which a person has been assessed as being in need of under section 47 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 and which is care provided in respect of the following matters--  
    (a) personal toilet (including washing, bathing, skin care, personal presentation, dressing and undressing and skin care);
    (b) eating and drinking (but not the obtaining or preparation of food and drink);
    (c) the management of urinary and bowel functions (including the maintenance of continence and the management of incontinence);
    (d) the management of problems associated with immobility;
    (e) the management of prescribed treatment (including the administration and monitoring of any medication);
    (f) behaviour management and ensuring personal safety (including the reduction of stress or risk for persons with cognitive impairment); or
    (g) associated teaching, enabling and psychological support from a skilled professional, and assistance with cognitive functions to enable a person to undertake personal care tasks himself or with help."
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