Health Act 2007

Transitional provision for registration of existing designated centres.

69.— (1) In this section “ institution ” means any—

(a) institution or part of one,

(b) residential centre or part of one, or

(c) home or part of one,

that, immediately before the coming into operation of this Part, is a designated centre as defined in section 2 (1).

(2) A person who immediately before the date this Part comes into operation was carrying on the business of an institution and providing residential services at the institution may continue to do so, notwithstanding section 46 , for a period not exceeding 3 years or such shorter period as the chief inspector may determine.

(3) A person carrying on the business of an institution in accordance with subsection (2) shall notify the chief inspector that the person is carrying on that business, as soon as practicable, but not later than 6 months after the centre becomes a designated centre in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

(4) During the period described in subsection (2) in which a person, in accordance with that subsection, may carry on the business of an institution, this Act applies to the person and to the institution as if the institution were a registered designated centre under this Act with the person as its registered provider.