Health Act 2007

Regulations respecting designated centres.

101.— (1) Without limiting the generality of section 98 for the purpose of ensuring proper standards in relation to designated centres, the Minister—

(a) shall make regulations as the Minister thinks appropriate, and

(b) may make different regulations for different purposes and for different categories of designated centres.

(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), regulations under this section may provide as respects one or more of the following:

(a) the maintenance, care, welfare and well-being of persons resident in a designated centre;

(b) the numbers, qualifications and availability of persons employed in a designated centre;

(c) the design, maintenance, repair, cleaning and cleanliness, ventilation, heating and lighting of a designated centre;

(d) the accommodation (including the amount of space in bedrooms and wards, the washing facilities and the sanitary conveniences) provided in a designated centre;

(e) the food provided for persons while resident in a designated centre;

(f) the records to be kept in a designated centre;

(g) the effecting by registered providers of designated centres of contracts of insurance against injury to persons resident in them;

(h) the management and control of the operations of a designated centre;

(i) the notification of incidents occurring in designated centres;

(j) the giving of notice by the registered provider of periods during which—

(i) the registered provider, or

(ii) the manager, if the registered provider is not the manager of the designated centre,

proposes to be absent from the designated centre, and specifying the information to be supplied in the notice;

(k) adequate arrangements for the running of a designated centre during a period when the manager is absent from it.

(3) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), regulations under this section—

(a) may, subject to any regulations made under Part 9 of the Health Act 2004 , require registered providers—

(i) to make adequate arrangements for dealing with complaints made by or on behalf of persons seeking or receiving any of the services provided through the designated centres, and

(ii) to publicise the arrangements,

(b) may prescribe for specified provisions of this Act to apply with prescribed modifications, if any, in cases where a person is appointed by or under the law to take charge of a designated centre in place of its registered provider,

(c) may provide for a designated centre referred to in paragraph (b) to be carried on for a prescribed period by a person who is not registered in respect of it, and

(d) may include provision for the prescribed period to be extended by a further period the chief inspector may allow.