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Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

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(1)In this Act—

(a)“care” means care relating to—

(i)the day to day physical tasks and needs of the person cared for (for example, eating and washing), and

(ii)the mental processes related to those tasks and needs (for example, the mental process of remembering to eat and wash);

(b)“regulatory functions” means the Welsh Ministers’ functions under—

(i)this Part,

(ii)sections 94A and 149A to 161B of the 2014 Act, and

(iii)section 15 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c.38) (inspection of premises relating to adoption services),

but any function of making, confirming or approving subordinate legislation (as defined by section 158(1) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c.32)) is not a regulatory function;

(c)“service provider” means a person registered under section 7 to provide a regulated service;

(d)“support” means counselling, advice or other help, provided as part of a plan prepared for the person receiving support by—

(i)a service provider or other person providing care and support to the person, or

(ii)a local authority (even if the authority does not provide care and support to the person).

(2)References in this Act to “care and support” are to be read as references to—

(a)care,

(b)support, or

(c)both care and support.

(3)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations prescribe things which, despite subsection (1)(a) and (d), are not to be treated as care and support for the purposes of this Act.

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