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Health and Social Care Bill


 

Health and Social Care Bill

 

[AS AMENDED ON REPORT]

 
 

Contents

Part 1

The Care Quality Commission

Chapter 1

Introductory

1   

The Care Quality Commission

2   

The Commission’s functions

3   

The Commission’s objectives

4   

Matters to which the Commission must have regard

5   

Statement on user involvement

6   

Transfers of property, rights and liabilities

7   

Meaning of “health and social care services” in Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Registration in respect of provision of health or social care

Introductory

8   

“Regulated activity”

9   

“Health or social care”

Registration of persons carrying on regulated activities

10   

Requirement to register as a service provider

11   

Applications for registration as a service provider

12   

Grant or refusal of registration as a service provider

Registration of managers

13   

Condition requiring registered manager

14   

Applications for registration as a manager

15   

Grant or refusal of registration as a manager

 

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Further provision about registration as a service provider or manager

16   

Regulations about registration

17   

Cancellation of registration

18   

Suspension of registration

19   

Applications by registered persons

Regulation, code of practice and guidance

20   

Regulation of regulated activities

21   

Code of practice relating to health care associated infections

22   

Consultation etc. in relation to code of practice under s. 21

23   

Guidance as to compliance with requirements

24   

Consultation in relation to guidance under s. 23

25   

Effect of code under s. 21 and guidance under s. 23

Registration procedure

26   

Notice of proposals

27   

Right to make representations

28   

Notice of decisions

29   

Warning notice

30   

Urgent procedure for cancellation

31   

Urgent procedure for variation, suspension etc.

32   

Appeals to the Tribunal

Offences

33   

Failure to comply with conditions

34   

Offences relating to suspension or cancellation of registration

35   

Contravention of regulations

36   

False description of concerns, premises etc.

37   

False statements in applications

Information to be available to public

38   

Provision of copies of registers

Miscellaneous

39   

Bodies required to be notified of certain matters

40   

Periodic returns

41   

Liquidators etc.

42   

Death of registered person

Power to modify provisions of Chapter

43   

Power to modify Chapter in relation to newly regulated activities

Interpretation

44   

Interpretation of Chapter 2

 
 

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Chapter 3

Quality of health and social care

Health care standards

45   

Standards set by Secretary of State

Reviews and investigations

46   

Periodic reviews

47   

Frequency and period of review

48   

Special reviews and investigations

49   

Power to extend periodic review function

50   

Failings by English local authorities

51   

Failings by Welsh NHS bodies

Chapter 4

Functions under Mental Health Act 1983

52   

Transfer and amendment of functions under Mental Health Act 1983

Chapter 5

Further functions

53   

Information and advice

54   

Studies as to economy, efficiency etc.

55   

Publication of results of studies under s. 54

56   

Role of Audit Commission

57   

Reviews of data, studies and research

58   

Publication of information

59   

Additional functions

Chapter 6

Miscellaneous and General

Inspections

60   

Inspections

61   

Inspections carried out for registration purposes

Powers of entry etc.

62   

Entry and inspection

63   

Entry and inspection: supplementary

64   

Power to require documents and information etc.

65   

Power to require explanation

Interaction with other authorities

66   

Interaction with other authorities

 
 

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67   

Co-ordination of reviews or assessments

68   

Avoidance of unreasonable burdens in exercise of regulatory powers

69   

Co-operation between the Commission and Welsh Ministers

70   

Co-operation between the Commission and the Independent Regulator of

NHS Foundation Trusts

71   

Provision of information by Auditor General for Wales

72   

Provision of material to the Comptroller and Auditor General

73   

Arrangements with Ministers

74   

Arrangements with Northern Ireland Ministers

Inquiries

75   

Inquiries

Information

76   

Disclosure of confidential personal information: offence

77   

Defence

78   

Use of information etc.

79   

Permitted disclosures

80   

Code of practice on confidential personal information

Further provisions about functions of Commission

81   

Publication of programme of reviews etc.

82   

Failure by the Commission in discharge of its functions

83   

Reports for each financial year etc.

84   

Reports and information

Fees

85   

Fees

Enforcement

86   

Penalty notices

87   

Penalty notices: supplementary provision

88   

Guidance by the Commission in relation to enforcement action

89   

Publication of information relating to enforcement action etc.

90   

Proceedings for offences

91   

Offences by bodies corporate

92   

Unincorporated associations

Service of documents

93   

Service of documents

94   

Electronic communications

Further amendments

95   

Further amendments relating to Part 1

 
 

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Crown application

96   

Application of Part 1 to Crown

Interpretation

97   

General interpretation of Part 1

Part 2

Regulation of health professions and health and social care workforce

The Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator

98   

The Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator

99   

Functions under Medical Act 1983 and Opticians Act 1989

100   

Fitness to practise panels

101   

Lists of persons eligible for membership of fitness to practise panels

102   

Further provisions about listed persons

103   

Legal assessors

104   

Clinical and other specialist advisers

105   

Procedural rules

106   

Administration of oaths and issuing of witness summonses etc.

107   

Duty to inform the public

108   

Duty to consult

109   

OHPA rules: supplementary

110   

Fees payable by General Medical Council and General Optical Council

Amendments of Part 3 of Health Act 1999

111   

Extension of powers under s. 60 of Health Act 1999

112   

Standard of proof in fitness to practise proceedings

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

113   

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

114   

Constitution etc. of Council

115   

Powers and duties of Council

116   

Powers of Secretary of State and devolved administrations

117   

Duty to inform and consult the public

118   

Reference of cases by Council to court

Conduct and performance of medical practitioners and other health care workers

119   

Responsible officers and their duties relating to medical profession

120   

Additional responsibilities of responsible officers: England and Wales and

Northern Ireland

121   

Co-operation between prescribed bodies

122   

Ss. 120 and 121: Crown application

Hearing Aid Council

123   

Dissolution of Hearing Aid Council

 
 

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Regulation of social care workforce

124   

Regulation of social care workers

125   

Standard of proof in proceedings relating to registration of social care worker

Approved mental health professionals

126   

Education and training of approved mental health professionals

General

127   

Further amendments relating to Part 2

128   

Interpretation of Part 2

Part 3

Public health protection

129   

Public health protection

130   

Further amendments relating to public health protection

Part 4

Health in pregnancy grant

England, Wales and Scotland

131   

Entitlement: Great Britain

132   

Administration: Great Britain

133   

Penalty: Great Britain

Northern Ireland

134   

Entitlement: Northern Ireland

135   

Administration: Northern Ireland

136   

Penalty: Northern Ireland

137   

Northern Ireland: health in pregnancy grant to be excepted matter

General and supplementary

138   

General and supplementary

Part 5

Miscellaneous

Amendments relating to National Health Service

139   

Duty of Primary Care Trusts

140   

Pharmaceutical services

141   

Indemnity schemes in connection with provision of health services

Weighing and measuring of children

142   

Weighing and measuring of children: England

 
 

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143   

Weighing and measuring of children: Wales

Social care

144   

Human Rights Act 1998: provision of certain social care to be public function

145   

Direct payments in lieu of provision of care services

146   

Abolition of maintenance liability of relatives

147   

Ordinary residence for certain purposes of National Assistance Act 1948 etc.

Financial assistance related to provision of health or social care services

148   

Power of Secretary of State to give financial assistance

149   

Qualifying bodies

150   

Forms of assistance under s. 148

151   

Terms on which assistance under s. 148 is given

152   

Directions to certain NHS bodies

153   

Arrangements with other third parties

154   

Power to form company

155   

Interpretation of group of sections

National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care

156   

National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care

157   

Duty to consult Board in relation to regulations about patient information

Functions of Health Protection Agency in relation to biological substances

158   

Functions of Health Protection Agency in relation to biological substances

Further amendments

159   

Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 5

Part 6

General

160   

Orders, regulations and directions: general provisions

161   

Orders and regulations: Parliamentary control

162   

Orders and regulations: control by National Assembly for Wales

163   

Regulations: control by Northern Ireland Assembly

164   

Directions

165   

Repeals

166   

Power to make transitional and consequential provision etc.

167   

Financial provisions

168   

Extent

169   

Commencement

170   

The appropriate authority by whom commencement order is made

171   

Consultation in relation to commencement

172   

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