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Inspections by other inspectors of activities within Commission’s remit

6     (1)  

If—

(a)   

a specified inspector is proposing to carry out an inspection that

would involve inspecting a specified organisation, and

(b)   

the Commission considers that the proposed inspection would

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impose an unreasonable burden on the specified organisation, or

would do so if carried out in a particular way,

           

the Commission must, subject to sub-paragraph (6), give a notice to the

specified inspector requiring the inspector not to carry out the proposed

inspection, or not to carry it out in that way.

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      (2)  

In this paragraph “specified inspector” means—

(a)   

an inspection authority, or

(b)   

any other person or body specified by order made by the Secretary

of State.

      (3)  

In this paragraph “specified organisation” means a person or body specified

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by order made by the Secretary of State.

      (4)  

A person or body may be specified under sub-paragraph (3) in relation to

particular functions or particular activities.

      (5)  

In the case of a person or body so specified, sub-paragraph (1)(a) is to be read

as referring to an inspection that would involve inspecting the discharge by

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that person or body of any of the functions, or the carrying on by that person

or body of any of the activities, in relation to which it is specified.

      (6)  

The Secretary of State may by order specify cases or circumstances in which

a notice need not, or may not, be given under this paragraph.

      (7)  

Where a notice is given under this paragraph, the proposed inspection is not

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to be carried out, or (as the case may be) is not to be carried out in the manner

mentioned in the notice; but this is subject to sub-paragraph (8).

      (8)  

The Secretary of State, if satisfied that the proposed inspection—

(a)   

would not impose an unreasonable burden on the specified

organisation in question, or

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(b)   

would not do so if carried out in a particular manner,

           

may give consent to the inspection being carried out, or being carried out in

that manner.

      (9)  

The Secretary of State may by order make provision supplementing that

made by this paragraph, including in particular—

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(a)   

provision about the form of notices;

(b)   

provision prescribing the period within which notices are to be

given;

(c)   

provision prescribing circumstances in which notices are, or are not,

to be made public;

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(d)   

provision for revising or withdrawing notices;

(e)   

provision for setting aside notices not validly given.

Co-operation

7          

The Commission must co-operate with—

 
 

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(a)   

the inspection authorities, and

(b)   

any other public authority specified by order made by the Secretary

of State,

           

where it is appropriate to do so for the efficient and effective exercise of the

Commission’s functions.

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Joint action

8     (1)  

The Commission may act jointly with another public authority where it is

appropriate to do so for the efficient and effective exercise of the

Commission’s functions.

      (2)  

Sub-paragraph (1) is without prejudice to any other power the Commission

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may have to act jointly with another public authority.

Advice or assistance for other public authorities

9     (1)  

The Commission may, if it thinks it appropriate to do so, provide advice or

assistance to another public authority for the purpose of the exercise by that

authority of that authority’s functions.

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      (2)  

Advice or assistance under this paragraph may be provided on such terms,

including terms as to payment, as the Commission thinks fit.

      (3)  

In this paragraph the reference to another public authority includes a public

authority in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

Inspections carried out under arrangements

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10    (1)  

The Commission may make arrangements with—

(a)   

an inspection authority, or

(b)   

any other public authority specified by order made by the Secretary

of State,

           

to carry out, on behalf of the authority, inspections in England of any

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institution or matter which the Commission is not required or authorised to

carry out by virtue of any other enactment.

      (2)  

Inspections under this paragraph may be carried out on such terms,

including terms as to payment, as the Commission thinks fit.

Schedule 5

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Section 91

 

Further amendments relating to Part 1

Part 1

Amendments of Care Standards Act 2000

1          

In this Part of this Schedule “the 2000 Act” means the Care Standards Act

2000 (c. 14).

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2     (1)  

Section 1 of the 2000 Act (children’s homes) is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (4), after “establishment” insert “in Wales”.

 
 

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      (3)  

After that subsection insert—

“(4A)   

An establishment in England is not a children’s home if it is—

(a)   

a hospital (within the meaning of the National Health Service

Act 2006); or

(b)   

a residential family centre,

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or if it is of a description excepted by regulations.”

3          

In section 2 of the 2000 Act (independent hospitals etc), in subsection (1),

after “this Act” insert “as it applies in relation to Wales”.

4     (1)  

Section 3 of the 2000 Act (care homes) is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (3), after “establishment” insert “in Wales”.

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      (3)  

After that subsection insert—

“(4)   

And an establishment in England is not a care home if it is—

(a)   

a hospital (within the meaning of the National Health Service

Act 2006); or

(b)   

a children’s home,

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or if it is of a description excepted by regulations.”

5     (1)  

Section 4 of the 2000 Act (other basic definitions) is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (8), for paragraph (a) substitute—

“(a)   

any reference to a description of establishment is a reference

to—

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(i)   

a children’s home,

(ii)   

a children’s home providing accommodation for the

purpose of restricting liberty,

(iii)   

an independent hospital in Wales,

(iv)   

an independent hospital in Wales in which treatment

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or nursing (or both) are provided for persons liable to

be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983,

(v)   

an independent clinic in Wales,

(vi)   

a care home in Wales, or

(vii)   

a residential family centre;”.

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      (3)  

For subsection (9) substitute—

“(9)   

Below in this Act—

(a)   

any reference to a description of agency is a reference to—

(i)   

an independent medical agency in Wales or, where

the activities of an independent medical agency are

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carried on from two or more branches, a branch in

Wales of an independent medical agency,

(ii)   

a domiciliary care agency in Wales or, where the

activities of a domiciliary care agency are carried on

from two or more branches, a branch in Wales of a

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domiciliary care agency,

(iii)   

a nurses agency in Wales or, where the activities of a

nurses agency are carried on from two or more

branches, a branch in Wales of a nurses agency,

 
 

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(iv)   

a fostering agency or, where the activities of a

fostering agency are carried on from two or more

branches, a branch of a fostering agency,

(v)   

a voluntary adoption agency, or

(vi)   

an adoption support agency or, where the activities of

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an adoption support agency are carried on from two

or more branches, a branch of an adoption support

agency;

(b)   

a reference to any agency is a reference to an agency or

branch of any of those descriptions.”

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6     (1)  

Section 5 of the 2000 Act (registration authorities) is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (1)—

(a)   

for paragraph (a) substitute—

“(a)   

the registration authority in the case of

establishments and agencies mentioned in subsection

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(1A) is Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education,

Children’s Services and Skills (referred to in this Act

as “the CIECSS”);”, and

(b)   

in paragraph (b) for “in relation to Wales” substitute “in any other

case”.

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      (3)  

After subsection (1) insert—

“(1A)   

The establishments and agencies are—

(a)   

children’s homes in England,

(b)   

residential family centres in England,

(c)   

fostering agencies in England or, where the activities of a

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fostering agency are carried on from two or more branches,

the branches in England,

(d)   

voluntary adoption agencies whose principal office is in

England, and

(e)   

adoption support agencies in England or, where the activities

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of an adoption support agency are carried on from two or

more branches, the branches in England.”

7          

Omit section 5A (general duties of Commission for Healthcare Audit and

Inspection) and section 5B (general duties of Commission for Social Care

Inspection) of the 2000 Act.

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8     (1)  

Section 8 of the 2000 Act (general functions of the Welsh Ministers) is

amended as follows.

      (2)  

For subsection (3A) substitute—

“(3A)   

But the functions which may be so specified do not include functions

of making, confirming or approving subordinate legislation (as

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defined by section 158(1) of the Government of Wales Act 2006).”

      (3)  

In subsection (6)(b)(i), for “the CSCI” substitute “the Care Quality

Commission”.

      (4)  

In subsection (7), omit the words from “, other than” to the end.

9          

In section 10 of the 2000 Act (inquiries), omit subsection (6).

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10         

In section 11 of the 2000 Act (requirement to register)—

(a)   

omit subsection (2),

(b)   

in subsection (3), for “subsections (1) and (2)” substitute “subsection

(1)”, and

(c)   

in subsection (4), omit “the CHAI, the CSCI or”.

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11         

In section 12 of the 2000 Act (applications for registration), in subsection (2),

for the words from “the amount determined” to the end substitute “the

prescribed amount”.

12         

In section 14 of the 2000 Act (cancellation of registration), in subsection (2),

after paragraph (e) insert—

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“(f)   

an offence under Part 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008

or regulations made under that Part.”

13         

After section 14 of the 2000 Act insert—

“14A    

Suspension of registration

(1)   

The Welsh Ministers may at any time suspend for a specified period

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the registration of a person in respect of an establishment or agency

for which the Welsh Ministers are the registration authority.

(2)   

Except where the Welsh Ministers give notice under section 20B, the

power conferred by subsection (1) is exercisable only on the ground

that the establishment or agency is being, or has at any time been,

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carried on otherwise than in accordance with the relevant

requirements.

(3)   

The suspension of a person’s registration does not affect the

continuation of the registration (but see sections 24A and 26 as to

offences).

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(4)   

A period of suspension may be extended under subsection (1) on one

or more occasions.

(5)   

Reference in this Part to the suspension of a person’s registration is

to suspension under this section, and related expressions are to be

read accordingly.

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(6)   

In this section “relevant requirements” has the same meaning as in

section 14.”

14         

In section 15 of the 2000 Act (applications by registered persons)—

(a)   

in subsection (1), at the end of paragraph (b) insert “; or

(c)   

for the cancellation of, or the variation of the period

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of, any suspension of the registration.”,

(b)   

in subsection (3)—

(i)   

after “(a)” insert “or (c)”, and

(ii)   

for the words from “a fee of—” to the end substitute “a fee of

the prescribed amount”,

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(c)   

after subsection (4) insert—

“(4A)   

If the Welsh Ministers decide to grant an application under

subsection (1)(c), they must serve notice in writing of their

decision on the applicant (stating, where applicable, the

period as varied).”, and

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(d)   

for subsection (5) substitute—

“(5)   

If different amounts are prescribed under subsection (3), the

regulations may provide for the appropriate Minister to

determine which amount is payable in a particular case.”

15         

In section 16 of the 2000 Act (regulations about registration), in subsection

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(3), for the words from “an annual fee—” to the end substitute “an annual fee

of the prescribed amount”.

16         

In section 17 of the 2000 Act (notice of proposals)—

(a)   

in subsection (4), after “section 20” insert “or 20A or gives notice

under section 20B”,

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(b)   

after paragraph (a) of that subsection insert—

“(aa)   

to suspend the registration or extend a period of

suspension;”, and

(c)   

in subsection (5), after “(a)” insert “or (c)”.

17         

In section 19 of the 2000 Act (notice of decisions), in subsection (4)—

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(a)   

omit the word “and” at the end of paragraph (b), and

(b)   

after that paragraph insert—

“(ba)   

in the case of a decision to adopt a proposal under

section 17(4)(aa), state the period (or extended period)

of suspension; and”.

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18    (1)  

Section 20 of the 2000 Act (urgent procedure for cancellation etc) is amended

as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (1)—

(a)   

after “If” insert “in respect of an establishment or agency for which

the CIECSS is the registration authority”,

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(b)   

in paragraph (a), for “the registration authority” substitute “the

CIECSS”, and

(c)   

in sub-paragraph (i) of that paragraph, for “an” substitute “the”.

      (3)  

In subsection (3), for “the registration authority” substitute “the CIECSS”.

      (4)  

In subsection (5), for “the registration authority” substitute “the CIECSS”.

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      (5)  

For subsection (6) substitute—

“(6)   

For the purposes of this section the appropriate authorities are—

(a)   

the local authority in whose area the establishment or agency

is situated; and

(b)   

any other statutory authority whom the CIECSS thinks it

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appropriate to notify.”

      (6)  

Accordingly, for the heading of section 20 substitute “Urgent procedure for

cancellation, variation etc: England”.

19         

After section 20 of the 2000 Act insert—

“20A    

Urgent procedure for cancellation: Wales

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(1)   

If in respect of an establishment or agency for which the Welsh

Ministers are the registration authority—

 
 

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(a)   

the Welsh Ministers apply to a justice of the peace for an

order cancelling the registration of a person in respect of the

establishment or agency, and

(b)   

it appears to the justice that, unless the order is made, there

will be a serious risk to a person’s life, health or well-being,

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the justice may make the order, and the cancellation has effect from

the time when the order is made.

(2)   

An application under subsection (1) may, if the justice thinks fit, be

made without notice.

(3)   

As soon as practicable after the making of an application under this

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section, the Welsh Ministers must notify the appropriate authorities

of the making of the application.

(4)   

An order under subsection (1) is to be in writing.

(5)   

Where such an order is made, the Welsh Ministers must, as soon as

practicable after the making of the order, serve on the person

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registered in respect of the establishment or agency—

(a)   

a copy of the order, and

(b)   

notice of the right of appeal conferred by section 21.

(6)   

For the purposes of this section the appropriate authorities are—

(a)   

the local authority in whose area the establishment or agency

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is situated,

(b)   

the Local Health Board in whose area the establishment or

agency is situated, and

(c)   

any statutory authority not falling within paragraph (a) or (b)

whom the Welsh Ministers think it appropriate to notify.

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(7)   

In this section “statutory authority” has the same meaning as in

section 20.

20B     

Urgent procedure for suspension or variation etc: Wales

(1)   

Subsection (2) applies where—

(a)   

a person is registered under this Part in respect of an

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establishment or agency for which the Welsh Ministers are

the registration authority, and

(b)   

the Welsh Ministers have reasonable cause to believe that

unless they act under this section any person will or may be

exposed to the risk of harm.

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(2)   

Where this subsection applies, the Welsh Ministers may, by giving

notice in writing under this section to the person registered in respect

of the establishment or agency, provide for any decision of the Welsh

Ministers that is mentioned in subsection (3) to take effect from the

time when the notice is given.

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(3)   

Those decisions are—

(a)   

a decision under section 13(5) to vary or remove a condition

for the time being in force in relation to the registration or to

impose an additional condition;

(b)   

a decision under section 14A to suspend the registration or

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extend the period of suspension.

 
 

 
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