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Health and Social Care Bill
Part 1 — The Care Quality Commission
Chapter 2 — Registration in respect of provision of health or social care

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Applications for registration as a manager

(1)   

A person seeking to be registered under this Chapter as a manager in respect

of a regulated activity in respect of which a registered manager condition has,

or is to have, effect must make an application to the Commission.

(2)   

The application must be made in such form, and contain or be accompanied by

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such information, as the Commission requires.

(3)   

In such cases as the Commission may determine, a person seeking to be

registered as a manager in respect of two or more regulated activities carried

on by a person registered as a service provider may make a single application

in respect of them.

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Grant or refusal of registration as a manager

(1)   

Subsections (2) to (4) apply where an application under section 14 has been

made in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter with respect to a

regulated activity in respect of which a person is registered under this Chapter

as a service provider and in respect of which a registered manager condition

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has effect.

(2)   

If the Commission is satisfied that—

(a)   

the requirements of regulations under section 20, and

(b)   

the requirements of any other enactment which appears to the

Commission to be relevant,

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are being and will continue to be complied with (so far as applicable) in

relation to the carrying on of the regulated activity, it must grant the

application; otherwise it must refuse it.

(3)   

The application may be granted either unconditionally or subject to such

conditions as the Commission thinks fit.

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(4)   

On granting the application, the Commission must issue a certificate of

registration to the applicant.

(5)   

The Commission may at any time—

(a)   

vary or remove any condition for the time being in force in relation to a

person’s registration as a manager, or

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(b)   

impose any additional condition.

Further provision about registration as a service provider or manager

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Regulations about registration

Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Chapter about—

(a)   

the keeping by the Commission of registers,

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(b)   

the making of applications for registration as a service provider or

manager,

(c)   

the registration of persons as service providers or managers, and

(d)   

the notification by registered persons to the Commission of an address

for service of documents.

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Chapter 2 — Registration in respect of provision of health or social care

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Cancellation of registration

(1)   

The Commission may at any time cancel the registration of a person (“R”)

under this Chapter as a service provider or manager in respect of a regulated

activity—

(a)   

on the ground that R has been convicted of, or admitted, a relevant

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offence;

(b)   

on the ground that any other person has been convicted of any relevant

offence in relation to the regulated activity;

(c)   

on the ground that the regulated activity is being, or has at any time

been, carried on otherwise than in accordance with the relevant

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requirements;

(d)   

on the ground that R has failed to comply with a requirement imposed

by or under Chapter 6;

(e)   

on any ground specified by regulations.

(2)   

The Commission must cancel the registration of a person under this Chapter as

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a manager in respect of a regulated activity if—

(a)   

no-one is registered under this Chapter as a service provider in respect

of the activity, or

(b)   

the registration of a person under this Chapter as a service provider in

respect of the activity ceases to be subject to a registered manager

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condition.

(3)   

For the purposes of this section, the following are relevant offences—

(a)   

a Part 1 offence,

(b)   

an offence under the Registered Homes Act 1984 (c. 23) or regulations

made under it,

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(c)   

an offence under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14) or

regulations made under it, and

(d)   

any other offence which appears to the Commission to be relevant.

(4)   

In this section “relevant requirements” means—

(a)   

any requirements or conditions imposed by or under this Chapter, and

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(b)   

the requirements of any other enactment which appears to the

Commission to be relevant.

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Suspension of registration

(1)   

The Commission may at any time suspend a person’s registration under this

Chapter as a service provider or manager for a specified period.

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(2)   

Except where the Commission gives notice under section 31, the power

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

(a)   

the regulated activity is being, or has at any time been, carried on

otherwise than in accordance with the relevant requirements, or

(b)   

the person has failed to comply with a requirement imposed by or

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under Chapter 6.

(3)   

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

registration (but see sections 34 and 36 as to offences).

(4)   

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

occasions.

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(5)   

In this section “relevant requirements” has the same meaning as in section 17.

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Applications by registered persons

(1)   

Except in case A or B, a person registered under this Chapter as a service

provider or manager (“R”) may apply to the Commission—

(a)   

for the variation or removal of any condition for the time being in force

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in relation to the registration, other than a registered manager

condition required by section 13(1),

(b)   

for the cancellation of the registration, or

(c)   

for the cancellation of, or the variation of the period of, any suspension

of the registration.

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(2)   

Case A is where—

(a)   

the Commission has given R notice under section 26(4)(a) of a proposal

to cancel the registration, and

(b)   

the Commission has not decided not to take that step.

(3)   

Case B is where—

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(a)   

the Commission has given R notice under section 28(3) of its decision to

cancel the registration, and

(b)   

either the time within which an appeal may be brought has not expired

or, if an appeal has been brought, it has not yet been determined.

(4)   

An application under subsection (1) must be made in such form, and contain

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or be accompanied by such information, as the Commission requires.

(5)   

If the Commission decides to grant an application under subsection (1)(a), it

must serve notice in writing of its decision on the applicant (stating, where

applicable, the condition as varied) and issue a new certificate of registration.

(6)   

If the Commission decides to grant an application under subsection (1)(c), it

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must serve notice in writing of its decision on the applicant (stating, where

applicable, the period as varied).

Regulation, code of practice and guidance

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Regulation of regulated activities

(1)   

Regulations may impose in relation to regulated activities any requirements

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which the Secretary of State thinks fit for the purposes of this Chapter.

(2)   

Regulations under this section may in particular make provision with a view

to—

(a)   

securing that any service provided in the carrying on of a regulated

activity is of appropriate quality, and

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(b)   

securing the health, safety and welfare of persons for whom any such

service is provided.

(3)   

Regulations under this section may in particular—

(a)   

make provision as to the persons who are fit to carry on or manage a

regulated activity;

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(b)   

make provision as to the manner in which a regulated activity is carried

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(c)   

make provision as to the persons who are fit to work for the purpose of

the carrying on of a regulated activity;

(d)   

make provision as to the management and training of persons who

work for the purpose of the carrying on of a regulated activity;

(e)   

make provision as to the fitness of premises;

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(f)   

impose requirements as to the keeping of records and accounts;

(g)   

impose requirements as to the provision of information;

(h)   

impose requirements as to the financial position of a person registered

as a service provider;

(i)   

impose requirements as to the making available to the public of

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information as to any charges made for the provision of any services

provided in the carrying on of a regulated activity;

(j)   

impose requirements as to the review of the quality of any services

provided in the carrying on of a regulated activity, as to the preparation

of reports of such reviews, and as to the making available to the public

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of such reports;

(k)   

make provision as to the handling of complaints and disputes.

(4)   

Regulations made under this section by virtue of subsection (3)(b) may in

particular include provision as to the control and restraint, in appropriate

cases, of persons receiving health or social care or other services in connection

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with the carrying on of a regulated activity.

(5)   

Regulations made under this section may make provision for the prevention

and control of health care associated infections and may include such

provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate for the purpose of

safeguarding individuals (whether receiving health or social care or otherwise)

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from the risk, or any increased risk, of being exposed to health care associated

infections or of being made susceptible, or more susceptible, to them.

(6)   

In this Chapter “health care associated infection” means any infection to which

an individual may be exposed or made susceptible (or more susceptible) in

circumstances where—

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(a)   

health or social care is being, or has been, provided to that or any other

individual, and

(b)   

the risk of exposure to the infection, or of susceptibility (or increased

susceptibility) to it, is directly or indirectly attributable to the provision

of that care.

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(7)   

But “health care associated infection” does not include an infection to which

the individual is deliberately exposed as part of any health care.

(8)   

Before making regulations under this section, except regulations which amend

other regulations under this section and do not, in the opinion of the Secretary

of State, effect any substantial change in the provision made by those

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regulations, the Secretary of State must consult such persons as the Secretary

of State considers appropriate.

(9)   

Consultation undertaken by the Secretary of State before the commencement

of this section is as effective for the purposes of this section as consultation

undertaken after that time.

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